I had emergency surgery to remove my gall bladder...
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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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.
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 It is rather performed when the acuteness has been replaced by a quiet stage after continuation of conservative management under the supervision of an expert in the field.