posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 10:08 AM
a reply to: MrRCflying
I had it done on an emergency basis last year.
I was scared to death.
Having it done by choice is absolutely preferable! I've had a few other surgeries and this is seriously very low on the end as far as pain and
recovery. Here I am one year later and you can't even see a scar. Seriously, the scars are so tiny!
The absolutely worst part of the surgery for me was that they would not let me drink water for a week. That almost drove me crazy.
It took me longer than normal for recovery but I was a unique situation. If your wife is a normal situation, she should be fine much much quicker.
I have since been able to eat and do just about everything I could before the surgery, with one exception. Costco pizza. It made me violently ill
after. I found out there is a cup of oil in their pizzas! You have to be careful with excess oil or fat. I don't like either, but I do enjoy pizza
so that was an eye opener!
Before my surgery I requested to talk to everyone that would be working on me (I guess some people don't do that?) It gave me a great sense of ease. A
couple of my nurses said that the doctor working on me even took their gallbladders out. If they felt confident enough in their boss, that just made
me feel a lot better.
I also grilled the doctor on why I had these gallstones. He said mine were 100% hereditary, it did not matter what I ate or drank I would have had to
have the surgery one way or another. After talking to my parents it appears it was a very common thing in my family, we have very tiny gallbladders
and any stones fill they up quick.
BTW. I belong to a natural cures type of group on social media. There was a huge discussion about gallbladder removal and if it is necessary or not.
You guys might be having these thoughts right now. There were several very eye opening accounts of people that had relatives that choose not to do it.
Some developed gallbladder cancer, some died from a clogged stone. There are a lot of thoughts on it not being necessary or required. I know tons of
people that have had the surgery, I have not heard from one that had ill consequences during surgery or after.