Anyways...I am getting my gallbladder removed tomorrow. 0_0 I am scared! Lol. Has anybody here had to get theirs removed? I know it is a fairly low chance of any complications, but I am so nervous. I have gone ahead and filled out the forms of who to talk to incase I cannot voice what I want-and absolute worst case scenario who I would have keep my daughter. Everything technicality wise is taken care of, where baby will be during the surgery, after, daycare, my work, my partner's work.... I am just incredibly nervous. About having it done. It is definately the best option I have right now, since all the alternatives are not working.
Any stories, advice, tips...ect. would be awesome! TIA.
by DixieFlowerJanuary 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM
I had my gallbladder taken out in 2003. It was done laporscopicly and was supposed to be an outpatient procedure. However, since my gallbladder was more inflamed than they first realized and I had a really bad reaction post op to anestesia they kept me overnight for observation. Everything was fine though.
The gallbladder removal is nothing to worry about, but it's okay if you do, I did too. Honestly, there's really nothing to it. The hardest part for me was taking it easy afterwards. I had a 6 year old SD and my then 6 week old daughter to take care. My husband helped when he was home but I was on my own all day every day.
The pain after surgery varies for every person. My husband was laid out for almost a week after his surgery. I was up and doing my normal stuff the next day (but three days later my mother came over and took over with my kids and sent me to bed.) My advice is just relax as much as possible and when recovering do as little as possible for the first two or three days. Good luck!
Thnak you all for your replies. =)
It went decent, minor complications, but still got out late late last night. :) My partner has been amazing. Still super sore, and takes focused effort to move, and finally stopped bleeding. Overall not a horrible experience.