I had emergency surgery to remove my gall bladder...

@cripfemme (7710)
United States
August 13, 2008 10:10pm CST
On Sunday, as I was watching gymnastics and swimming, I got a belly ache (the worst one I've ever had in my life). I knew this wasn't normal, so I opted to call 911; thinking it was food poisoning (I'd been out to lunch that afternoon). However, that wasn't the the case. At first they didn't know what was wrong just that my pancreas was swollen. I needed to be admitted. On Monday, they did some tests and found out I had gall stones. I had the option to do nothing, but then it could just flair up again whenever and what's the point of dealing with that (especially if it could get worse or become more serious with the next episode). So, very early Tuesday I had the surgery. I was in the hospital today until around 2 when the ambulance came to bring me home. I got oral pain meds and am doing just fine if a little sore. I just wanted to let you all know why I was missing in action for past few days. What's been going on with you all? Anything exciting in the ;and of Mylot?
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I am just catching up from being gone last week. I hope you are doing well. I am sure you will be glad that you did not let it happen again.
@cripfemme (7710)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I'm fine! I'm not even on pain meds anymore! By the way, did you read my post on why I changed my avatar. It's in Cerebral Palsy and it's a horrible story!
• India
17 Apr 13
Thanks for this discussion, yes it happens always in emergency, there is sudden severe pain, my wife, my daughter and my mom in law had this operation.
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
That hurts indeed. Pardon me for not knowing that gall bladder can be removed. I thought the stones are the only ones that can be removed. When I had urinary tract infection I was lucky that the stones passed through my urine, the doctor said it was the reason why I had some blood while urinating. And yes, it was even more painful than when I gave birth.
@DoctorDidi (7028)
• India
22 May 12
Gall bladder surgery is not performed on emergency basis unless there is doubt about the diagnosis or the gall bladder is supposed to be a reservoir of typhoid bacilli. It is rather performed when the acuteness has been replaced by a quiet stage after continuation of conservative management under the supervision of an expert in the field.
@Rod559 (6)
• Serbia And Montenegro
16 Sep 11
You can find more info on this site: http://www.allgallbladdersymptoms.org/
• Serbia And Montenegro
27 May 11
maybe help this useful site http://www.thegallbladdersymptoms.com/
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Wow crip, glad to know you're ok! I agree with you, why wait for another episode and it could've been worse, get it out now and get it over with. Good thinking on your part! Hope you get to feeling better really soon!
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Oh my! that must of been awful. I've gotten some real bad cramps before that worried me but my doctor said they were from walking too much. I'm glad that your doing better and I hope you recover fast!