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WOOHOO! Bye bye gallbladder, you pain in my tummy!

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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 07:48 PM
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FINALLY after months of pain and discomfort not to mention nights of sickness where I thought i was going to die, my gallbladder is COMING OUT!

I had my appointment today and surgery is set for August 29! YAY!

The crazy thing is I was originally suppose to go to a different surgeon BUT my general doctor said she would rather crawl out of the hospital than have him cut on her. She said he is a nice man but more people have complications from his surgery than any other. She should know because she has worked in that hospital and with him. SO I switched to who she recommended. I swear my GP doctor I love her. She is so honest with me and is not one to shove pills down my throat. She just gets me and all my craziness!

So I am really happy to have this thing removed. Sad I'm so happy over surgery but my goodness the PAIN and discomfort has made me miserable and very grumpy!! I think the first thing I'll eat once I have the all clear is one of my amazingly delicious quiches. I haven't been able to eat eggs due to my gallbladder so I can't wait to have them again!


The other odd thing is NOBODY from my old GI doctor told me about my results. They just said oh it should come out. I found out a lot from the surgeon today. He was surprised nobody told me anything. I swear it is so hard to trust doctors anymore esp when they don't tell you anything you really need to know! it's just nuts but I am sooooo happy!




posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Glad to hear. Doesn't sound like something that I would want to experience.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 07:59 PM
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Congradulatins madam' I wonder if us men get them too" what does it fell like after your better" I think I might hav a tiny one somewhere inside me?



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 08:01 PM
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Had mine out about 10 years ago. I around 5000-8000 stones (they estimated) (They were like grains of sand size). They sent pictures of it to the university medical center so they could study them..lol

It was laprascopic (sp?) and would only leave 3 small holes, mine was so large they had to enlarge one hole to about a 3" incision to get the gall bladder out but it wasn't bad still. recovered very quick.

Anyways, Since it came out many foods will probably make you sick, they don't seem to digest well. you may get diarrhea from certain foods.

Just a heads up if they didn't tel you already.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 08:02 PM
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After going to the ER 4 times with gallstones I finally had mine out last year.
Best move ever.
Surgery is easy if they do it laparoscopically , i missed 3 days of work.
If they cut through the muscle then it's a different story.
Most people have the easy way.

If you are having problems with it now, life will get so much better when it is gone.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 08:03 PM
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originally posted by: peterzworld51
Congradulatins madam' I wonder if us men get them too" what does it fell like after your better" I think I might hav a tiny one somewhere inside me?


Yeah men get them too but mainly women.

It took forever to find out what was wrong with me because its not too common in men, and they didn't check for that. He said it is usually

FFF that gets them. "Fat, Forty, Female" (his words not mine)

Women over 39 with a few extra pounds....a better way to say it I guess.


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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 08:04 PM
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My wife was scheduled for gall bladder removl back in the mid 90's. After she got out of surgery I saw my grandmother there. I thanked her for coming to see my lady, and she said, "Oh, she's here too?"

2 of my sisters both had theirs done on emergency that same morning. Most coincidental thing to ever happen to me.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

You'll have to let us know how food tastes afterwards. Mu Dad had is Gallbladder removed and he told me that it affected his taste buds. He's a hometown chef like yourself. But he does love his spicy foods.

I hope everything goes good for ya!



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: peterzworld51

I had a standard MRI done on me for a back problem. The Doc said the he could see gall stones forming as well. So yes, us guys get them as well.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 08:25 PM
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originally posted by: _BoneZ_
a reply to: mblahnikluver

Glad to hear. Doesn't sound like something that I would want to experience.


Thanks! Yea it really sucks! I never know when an attack is going to hit either.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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originally posted by: peterzworld51
Congradulatins madam' I wonder if us men get them too" what does it fell like after your better" I think I might hav a tiny one somewhere inside me?


Men get them too but it's more common in women esp women who have had children. The doctor said its due to the influx of hormones in the body while pregnant and many women can't deal with it after. I would say 75% of my friends with kids had theirs out within a year of child birth.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 08:29 PM
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Ah finally, a resolution in sight! Will be sending healing vibes your way for sure. Please be certain to ask dietary advice for your post-op. It takes some time to heal tissues so I hope you have help for lifting the little guy, as that weight and strain can disrupt internal stitching and stuff. Nobody heals faster than the next person just because they don't stay in hospital long. So take good care of yourself.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: mblahnikluver

originally posted by: peterzworld51
Congradulatins madam' I wonder if us men get them too" what does it fell like after your better" I think I might hav a tiny one somewhere inside me?


Men get them too but it's more common in women esp women who have had children. The doctor said its due to the influx of hormones in the body while pregnant and many women can't deal with it after. I would say 75% of my friends with kids had theirs out within a year of child birth.



I'm not even going to question whether you need your gallbladder out, because this is obviously a very serious condition and it will be a relief to finally be free of this pain.

But I am very surprised that in the US, they take out so many women's gallbladders, shortly after childbirth?

Here in Canada, its a rare thing really. I don't know anyone amongst hundreds of relatives, (Catholics that made lots and lots of babies, could populate a small town) and quite a few friends, that has ever had their gallbladder out.

It makes me really suspicious overall. Of course I would be having to bring up taoism and what is associated with that area, but our mismanager elites are gnostic in a dark way, not a good way, and that area is associated with free will, self discipline, self determination in a sense, freedom really, and becoming ourselves. Now, even is one is a total skeptic and thought thats complete nutty stuff, back to, our mismanagers are dark gnostics and they tend to work underground bases, like mad scientists target certain things in people with food or "bugs" basically in the environment.

I mean we have medicare, and you need something out, tonsils, appendics, its comes out. I've had major surgery, mesh added inside, collapsed system, tonsils removed. Just never in my life have I encountered women (all mothers), who had this done.

I think US medical is a very weird thing.

I know you need to get this done for well being and health, but I still think they're targetting american women's gallbladders, making the sickness and malfunctions. In the end, they' don't realize they owe direct all they've harmed. Big bill coming if they don't turn it around.
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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 09:10 PM
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Lost mine a WHILE BACK AND HAVENT MISSED IT ONE BIT.....
GOOD ON YE...



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

I had mine out 12 years ago...

I got REALLY sick, very suddenly. I had been having some pains here and there and they did a ultrasound of it, but they said the test was negative for stones. Well, negative for stones doesn't mean jack!

I had sludge in mine which led to an infection. I will never forget how sick I got that day, thought I had food poisoning and I almost tried to tough it out at home, lol. But after spiking a temp of 103 and throwing up nonstop, not to mention the agonizing pain, I went to the ER. It took another few days until the right test was done that showed what the issue was.

They did what is called a HIDA scan. It like measures how well your gallbladder pushes out the bile or whatever. Mine was not moving anything out, hence the infected sludge!

The surgery wasn't that bad at all. I had it done laparoscopically though. No one told me about how they fill your abdominal cavity with a bunch of CO2 gas so they can visualize everything better which made me think I was having a heart attack or a clot in my lung the next day...After another trip to the ER and a shot of some anti-inflammatory drug, I was good to go.

Good luck! You will feel so much better once it is out and you'll be on your way to enjoying your fave foods again, too.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 09:34 PM
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originally posted by: mwood
Had mine out about 10 years ago. I around 5000-8000 stones (they estimated) (They were like grains of sand size). They sent pictures of it to the university medical center so they could study them..lol

It was laprascopic (sp?) and would only leave 3 small holes, mine was so large they had to enlarge one hole to about a 3" incision to get the gall bladder out but it wasn't bad still. recovered very quick.

Anyways, Since it came out many foods will probably make you sick, they don't seem to digest well. you may get diarrhea from certain foods.

Just a heads up if they didn't tel you already.


I never had this problem after mine came out. My BFF had hers out and has had seriously unpredictable lower end probs ever since. She had jaundice and liver involvement d/t her giant stone blocking off the bile duct completely which led to liver congestion and almost liver failure!

I wonder if people who have a lot of issues after have them because of how bad things were prior to them having it removed or if it is just the luck of the draw, so to speak? I didn't have stones, just infected sludge. Maybe that's why I never had any trouble w/foods, etc. after it came out?



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
My wife was scheduled for gall bladder removl back in the mid 90's. After she got out of surgery I saw my grandmother there. I thanked her for coming to see my lady, and she said, "Oh, she's here too?"

2 of my sisters both had theirs done on emergency that same morning. Most coincidental thing to ever happen to me.


Now THAT is truly bizarre!



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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originally posted by: TDawgRex
a reply to: mblahnikluver

You'll have to let us know how food tastes afterwards. Mu Dad had is Gallbladder removed and he told me that it affected his taste buds. He's a hometown chef like yourself. But he does love his spicy foods.

I hope everything goes good for ya!


Yeah......spicy foods are out for ever since the surgery. Used to love spicy anything but now it means spending hours in the restroom.... it sucks.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 10:46 PM
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I'm happy that you are finally going to get relief. My wife had hers out and the only thing she noticed is that if she eats fatty foods, she has to go to the can pretty quick.

I sure hope you don't have any complications with the surgery. How long from now is the surgery?



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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I had mine out when I was 20 at a major hospital in Seattle. They had never had a patient so young with gallstones before. That was in the early 70's.
Where I live now, it's very common in children as young as 15. Makes me wonder what is REALLY causing gallstones.
Why would it be rare in Canada, yet increasingly common in America? Does Canada fluoridate their water?



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