Gallbladder problems

Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:29 am

Tuesday Amy goes in for gall bladder removal. Fear is their but she hanging tough. Doc says "should be in and out same day if all goes well. A few days rest and a small diet change isn't the end of the world she says. Thanks for the well wishes.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: snuffy On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:58 pm

My lap surgery today was fast and very easy (although I have four cuts). Pain control still seems very good (ask your Doctor to give the prescription in advance of the surgery so pain control can be as soon as she gets home.) It took me 10 hours to do my first pee. I weighed in this morning at 162lbs with clothes on. I drank water all day trying to pee and finally weighed my self this evening and 168 lbs (almost wouldn't let me go home unless I promised that if I didn't pee by 6PM I would call them.) Finally did so about 7:30 by tricking myself that I was peeing into a cup. I don't know why that worked but it did. By 10:30pm my throat is still raw but getting better by using chest decongestant and mucus thinner and that seems to be working. The pain is still controlled yet but make sure you have some Prilosec on had and also extra strength TUMS otherwise the gas pressure would be too intense.

My anesthesiologist was a Russian immigrant (1991) and that was scary because I was wondering if he was old school. Turned out he was a very brilliant fellow about my age who put himself through med school. He may have sensed by apprehensivness and used some humor to help me feel better about his heavy Russian accent.

As I'm back writing again and seem to be making sense so far so I must be getting better. Fortunately I planned out keeping my Harmon SF250 by using light leverage loads so I don't exceed lifting 10lbs for the next two weeks. The ash removal will be a challenge but I'll use a small shovel an plastic bucket to remove the ashes once it is cooled off and do it slow to control dust. Hope this rambling helps anybody with a coal stove and having to have this or other abdominal surgeries.
Snuffy
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:33 am

Good ! Looks like so far,so good in gall bladder land....Lap Surgeries,Lap Dances,Man,am I gettin' cofused ! toothy
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: snuffy On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:30 am

First two days post op were somewhat painful due to stretching to lay or sit down but the pain medication controlled it pretty well. I thought I was getting bouts of heartburn in the chest area but it's probably from the internal sutures and maybe the lasagna and halupkies I ate Saturday - might not have been the best choice off the menu. As of tonight I secretly dollyed out two Harman ash trays without my wife hearing me do it. I expect to try minimal driving tomorrow although I wouldn't want to slip and fall just yet. Snuffy.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF250 & Mark III backup
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:30 am

Good to hear you're coming out of it snuffy.... don't over do it!
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:33 am

Thanks for the updates Snuff and good to hear your quick recovery! I think the computer has been working overtime with my wife and researching every forum and medical site in the world. Tommorrow is the big day, today we travel to get her pre op bloodwork done and get the 4 month old (layla) her shots. Should be a fun day :cry2:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:53 am

Ain't modern medicine wonderful, hope for a speedy recovery in gull bladder land. :)
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:35 pm

Momma is home and all went well. A touch sore but all in all she is doin good. Just swallowed 2 percs so she is goin night night. :)
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:25 pm

Excellent news!
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:30 pm

anthony7812 wrote: ....... Just swallowed 2 percs so she is goin night night.

That's funny ..... so did I! :woot: :dancing:
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:40 pm

Glad to hear things went well. Must be a lot off your mind. :clap:
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:13 am

Sorry I missed this post.... at this point.... Glad all went well. Hopefully this is just a speed bump of life and once again the science of today amazes us. Thankfully we have some very intelligent people among us today. It wasn't long ago that things would have been dramatically different.
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:18 am

Freddy wrote:Sorry I missed this post.... at this point.... Glad all went well. Hopefully this is just a speed bump of life and once again the science of today amazes us. Thankfully we have some very intelligent people among us today. It wasn't long ago that things would have been dramatically different.


Very very true. The surgeon was very thorough on what could take place during the entire procedure and did warn of the possibility of having to go in the old fashion way. That would have laid my wife up for 6 to 8 weeks. He made the personal phone call to me after the surgery to tell me her procedure was textbook. My wife stopped takin the pain meds the second day and is back to just about 100%.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:19 am

Hell Anthony, I missed it also--hard to believe I know--outstanding news my young friend :)
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:31 pm

Great,that makes at least 3 of us that missed your Mrs.' Dilemma. Now I don't feel so bad,just mostly bad. Glad you took good care of her,or atleast as much as she'd let you do for her. See,we care about her,not so much about you. :doh: She seems just like my wife,a very nice Lady who's made a mistake and simply just continues to live with it ! :lol: 'Ya gotta Luv 'Em ! Merry Christmas to You and Your Healing Bride !! :notworthy:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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