Gallbladder problems

Gallbladder problems

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:02 pm

Had to rush to mrs to hospital this morning. My sweetheart was in some pretty bad pain. She seemed to think it was indegestion and I couldn't take seein her like that so out we went to the ER to see what was goin on. Found her gallbladder full of stones so tommorrow we see the surgeon for the next step. Anybody go through the lascoscopic procedure they are tellin us about? Looks common by the research I have been doin but some first hand accounts would be nice.
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:13 pm

I've never had one but I've assisted in doing the procedure. First they will do what's called an ERCP. They snake a boroscope kind of device down the throat and through the stomach to the common bile duct. Snake a little balloon up the duct and inflate it and draw it back sweeping the stones out. If they can't get all the stones out the gallbladder surgery will be an open incision instead of a laparoscopic procedure. The laparoscopic procedure usuall takes less than an hour. Very low rate of complications however there is no such thing as minor surgery. Recovery is fairly rapid depending on the individual. Recovery for an open incision takes a little longer. Patient asleep for all the goings on. Hurts less than the gallbladder attack they say. They will give her good pain meds following to keep her comfortable. Plan on one or two more days in the hospital following.
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:16 pm

Whatever the procedure--I know she's in a lot of pain & gall stones suk big time:(
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:17 pm

Wishing Mrs. Anthony all the best and a speedy recovery!
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: theo On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:19 pm

yep, I did. Not sure how long back, 15 years or so. they were just starting around my parts to do it that way. went very good, was off work for 1 week. went uptown the next day after surgery and walked around the mall. I suffered with it for at least 10 years before I went to doctor to see what was wrong. pain use to get so bad at night that I would sleep in the bathtub with filled with hotwater, would wake up in the morning and the water would be cold and hands shrived up like prunes :sick: gald I had it done. wife had hers done 2 years back, went good
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:21 pm

So theo, that's why you always keep your hand down there? :shock: :lol:
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: theo On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:41 pm

:D :up: :doh:
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:56 pm

So if he gallbladder is removed what would have to change ? Things like eating habits and stuff like that? How would bile be produced for digestion?
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:02 pm

anthony7812 wrote:So if he gallbladder is removed what would have to change ? Things like eating habits and stuff like that? How would bile be produced for digestion?



She will become cranky, bossy and over controlling. :out:



In all seriousness I hope everything goes well and she has a speedy recovery.
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:05 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
anthony7812 wrote:So if he gallbladder is removed what would have to change ? Things like eating habits and stuff like that? How would bile be produced for digestion?



She will become cranky, bossy and over controlling.


Dang.....is that what happened, the spousal unit had her gall bladder out when i wasn't looking??!! :crutch: apparently when removed it also causes one to lose their sense of humor!
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:11 pm

I had an ex that had that procedure 15 or so years ago.

I recall it being over much quicker than I expected, and she was back at it - layin' on her back while I was at work (a pro in that field ..), sitting on her ass watching TV, & eating Twinkies by the handful - in no time. :lol:

I remember it almost just being a simple office visit - like they did this sort of thing 10x per day ... and this was 15 years ago, so you should be golden.
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: snuffy On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:35 am

Can let you know tomorrow night I hope as I have lap surgery tomorrow morning. Got a .32 caliber size stone wedged in the oddi tube so the gall bladder comes out as well. I'm looking forward to the 2 hour get away vacation trip. If I'm not too zoned out or in much pain I'll send my thoughts.
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:52 am

wife and several others i know had gallbladder removed with this laposcopic procedure. Its was day surgery at an office (not even in the hospital :shock: ) , They send you home that day and the recovery was very fast. the only thing she seems to notice is fried food does not agree with her to good (she still eats it, just a lil' less)... and thats probably not a bad thing anyways since fried food is HORRIBLE for us anyways toothy

I know to the person having to go through this surgery its scary but what I can say is that fear is probably worst than the procedure & recovery! Prayers and well wishes for her to get this done and behind her so she does not have to worry about it anymore... just get er' done my friend!
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:01 am

[quote="snuffy"]Can let you know tomorrow night I hope as I have lap surgery tomorrow morning. Got a .32 caliber size stone wedged in the oddi tube so the gall bladder comes out as well. I'm looking forward to the 2 hour get away vacation trip. If I'm not too zoned out or in much pain I'll send my thoughts.
Snuffy[/quote]
Hurry back snuffy! Wish you well. :)
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Re: Gallbladder problems

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:13 am

Same here, wifey had it done some years back. Laparoscopic, just 3 little incisions and came home the next day. I think some go home the same day. Depends on the person. I would worry more about complications and infections, sickness, around a hospital then the gal bladder surgery.

Kevin
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