I'm actually glad I have a Gallstone.

Perth, Australia
February 28, 2017 10:10am CST
I know this is a weird thing to say and I don't mean I WANT one but since something is wrong with me anyway, I'm happy for a few reasons. 1: After all of these years ( since I was 15 ) we finally know what has been causing my stomach pains, back pains, feeling sick and bloated. 2: It is something that can be removed. 3: This is my favourite. I can have some family members get off my back about what they believed was my problem this whole time. I am not meaning any disrespect to some of my family but it's been quite hard since I was 15 to be told that I was not exercising enough, exercising too much, eating the wrong things, not eating enough, not having the right sleeping pattern or that the whole thing is in my head blah blah blah blah and so many more things they thought was the issue for my pains and being sick. But ya know what my dear loved ones! HA HA you were ALL wrong!!!! I have a bloody 1.8cm gallstone inside me! Sorry but I just have to vent. It annoys me immensely when people don't take others seriously and think they know the answers to everything. For so many years and because the doctors never actually looked at my gallbladder, they never found anything else wrong with me so some of my family were convinced and telling me to my face that it was all in my head.
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• New Delhi, India
28 Feb 17
Very true...I'm sad that you have a stone but happy that it is diagnosed
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• Perth, Australia
28 Feb 17
@amitkokiladitya aw thank you! And yeah me too! Happy to finally know what's been going on with me.
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• New Delhi, India
28 Feb 17
@VivaLaDani13 now start with your medications
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• Perth, Australia
28 Feb 17
@amitkokiladitya I wasn't given anything to take.
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@sugartoes (42026)
• Greencastle, Indiana
28 Feb 17
well you KNOW if it's not taking care of it can cause A LOT of problems later down the road as I have them as well TOO but they won't do anything just YET till it starts messing with my health which I think is STUPID but OH WELL so you need to be really careful with that it can get serious.
What are the symptoms of gallstones? The majority of people with gallstones have no symptoms at all. This is because the stones generally stay in the gallbla...
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• Perth, Australia
28 Feb 17
@sugartoes I do know that. My surgery is actually on the 30th of March anyway. And yes, that does sound very stupid!
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@sugartoes (42026)
• Greencastle, Indiana
28 Feb 17
@VivaLaDani13 I have a docs appt the 20th of April so maybe we'll know something MORE about it then.
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@sugartoes Keep us informed if you can!
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 17
I can understand your glee in being able to tell your relatives 'up yours!'. But it's not a good thing to have and I hope you will be able to get rid of it soon.
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@jaboUK Oh no I agree! I wish I didn't have anything wrong with me at all. The past 3-4 days have been a nightmare. Feeling constantly bloated with pains on the right side where the gallbladder is. Feeling I'd like to go out and celebrate once it gets out of me.
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 17
@VivaLaDani13 Are you going to have to have surgery?
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• Perth, Australia
21 Mar 17
@jaboUK Yes I will which I'm so nervous about since I've never had surgery before.
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• Richfield, Utah
28 Feb 17
Omg! I totally feel your pain, I had my gallbladder removed back on memorial day 2010. I had a fairly good sized gallstone clogging the entry of my gallbladder. Caused a lot of pain, nonstop puking of green stomach acid, the whole works. Glad I had it removed though. As to what caused it, I still think it may have been I just came off a very stressful job. I needed to get out of there, before I lose another body organ. Get your gallbladder checked, its well worth it
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@librarygeek1980 wow I am so glad you got the bugger out! May I please get some information about the surgery? I'm stressing quite a bit about it. Is there anything you can tell me such as the pain after the surgery is done or just anything you can share with me?
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• Richfield, Utah
21 Mar 17
@VivaLaDani13 they went in and put 3 small holes in my stomach area, one right below the ribcage, one off to the side by the appendix, and one right below my bellybutton (which would get reopened a little later to get my tubes tied) apparently they put tubes in these holes and just dissolved the gallbladder and sucked it out. I was under anesthesia at the time. I only spent one night in the hospital, and there was no pain afterward. Hell, I went on a road trip just 1 day later. As far as scarring, its pretty minimal considering the incision was small. Hope this helps and good luck!
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• Perth, Australia
21 Mar 17
@librarygeek1980 That does make me feel a bit better. Thank you very much for that! I think the two things concerning me the most is the falling asleep part and the scars.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
1 Mar 17
I can understand that. When people don't know what's really wrong they tend to think (and say) it's all just in your head. Glad the doctors found what's really wrong.
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@RichardMeister Exactly. Quite frustrating. And me too!
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@allknowing (68867)
• India
1 Mar 17
You better open a bottle of champagne. This discovery is worth more than that. But are you sure champagne is good for your gall bladder
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@allknowing I agree! And no probably not!
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@TRBRocks420 (81214)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Feb 17
Hope you get rid of your gallstones soon and, yes it is annoying when other people don't take you seriously.
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@TRBRocks420 Thank you. Me too. And hopefully soon as possible since my stomach has been sore a lot these past few days.
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
28 Feb 17
Congratulations on your gallstone. Will you be having it removed soon? Hope this does take care of your pain.
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@1creekgirl Thank you! Well I have to go to the hospital on the 30th this month but still not sure if it's just a talk about the surgery first. Ringing today to confirm.
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@pammooratan (4678)
• India
28 Feb 17
Very sad to hear this.Hoping all will be good.
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@pammooratan Thank you very much!
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@NJChicaa (44998)
• United States
28 Feb 17
You will feel so much better when it is gone.
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@NJChicaa I can't wait!
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@franxav (5434)
28 Feb 17
My gallbladder was packed with about 80 beads of stone! Now I don't have any gall bladder in my body. It has been removed with an operation!
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@franxav Oh my goodness. I am glad you have them all out! May I ask how you was feeling after the surgery?
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
22 Mar 17
Has their removal been scheduled yet?
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• Perth, Australia
23 Mar 17
@sishy7 No not yet. I guess that will all be decided on the 30th when I see the surgeon / or whoever will be talking to me about it. So nervous.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
23 Mar 17
@VivaLaDani13 Oh okay, that will be next Thursday - I'll be thinking of you and praying that everything will be alright...
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• Perth, Australia
23 Mar 17
@sishy7 Thank you so much. That's very sweet of you!
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@kepweng (17835)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
6 May
its Not good try a Organic medicine
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• Perth, Australia
6 May
@kepweng I might do.
@Daljinder (22072)
• India
1 Mar 17
"It's all in my head" is one of the worst statements to tell a depressive person. They hear that all the time. It doesn't help a bit.
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• Perth, Australia
20 Mar 17
@Daljinder Totally agree!
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