Gall Stones and Gall Bladder Surgery
June 25, 2008 1:53pm CST
For a few years now I have been having pains, but only every now and again. Finally two weeks ago, I had a horrible one that moved from my abdomen and into my chest. Because I have high blood pressure and was afraid of a heart attack I went into the hospital and was diagnosed with gall bladder stones and the emergency room doctor thought I was having a gall bladder attack. It wasn't bad enough to have the gall bladder out that night, so I met with the surgeon and my surgery is scheduled for Friday. Here's my problem. I am now in pain all the time! How am I going to make it till Friday? I am queasy and feel like crap. Top it off, my two year old son seems worried and keeps coming over to hug and kiss me (and of course be on top of me!). Anyway...I know there isn't a lot any of you can do. I have vicodine for it, but can't take them while home alone with Marcus. Just wanted to complain and know if anyone had any suggestions for being a little more comfortable over the next couple of days and nights till surgery. Thanks for listening and for any comments that you leave!
• United States
11 Apr 10
I remember when I was 16 my Mom had a gall bladder attack and it scared the beejezus out of me...I've never seen my Mom in that kind of pain and when I saw her curled up on the end of her bed crying in so much pain it just about tore me in half. We got her to the hospital and they had to do the surgery right then and there. They even let her have the stone in a small sealed clear glass jar...looking at it, it's hard to believe that she actually had something like that in her. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
• United States
25 Jun 08
i had problems with my gallbladder as well i had mine removed in emergancy surgry, it was only working at 14% out of 100. my advice is if the pain gets to bad or is accompanied by a fever go back to the hospital b/c it could b a sign that it has ruptured, and that can b very dangerous. but good luck!!