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    Drinking NaughtyNurse IPA TheDeviot's Avatar
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    I'm getting hospitilazed folks.

    It turns out I have polyps in my Gall bladder. I was sent in for an ultrasound, and so a couple of weeks ago my Doctor told me
    I'd have to see a surgeon who would more than likely tell me it needed to come out. I previously had a scare earlier this year, and
    so I was trying to pay down the resulting colonoscopy bill before going ahead with anything else. Unfortunately this week it's gotten worse. So Monday I have to call
    my Dr. again to have him move up the set up with a surgeon for the not too distant future. Unless of course things get dire, and I go to the ER.

    Anyway, has anyone else been through this? A few people I know who have, tell me I'll be on the shelf for three weeks, but other than that it isn't too big a deal
    Aside from a fear of surgeries. Anything I should know?
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    I've never had anything like that, so I'm afraid all I can offer is a hearty "Good luck".
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    Is it out patient surgery? And then you just take it easy for a few weeks?

    The important thing is they catch something now and take care of it. Of course, you can always get a second opinion from another doctor. That's never a bad idea.

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    I've only ever got my tonsils removed as a kid as far as surgeries go. Good luck!

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    Chris here...

    My Dad had to have his gallbladder removed about 10 years ago. His op had complications that were nothing to do with the op itself, but even with that he was up & about very quickly, with no problems ever since. I wish you the very best of luck, my friend.

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    I had mine removed AFTER I had to have an emergency procedure to remove a rogue stone from my pancreatic duct. Trust me, you do not want to wait until that happens to have it removed. It was pretty painful and I looked like an Oompa Loompa from being so jaundiced. The surgery and recovery were not too bad, but understand that even if you go through the surgery and change nothing in your diet you will still have issues. Diet can be the slowest form of poison or a force for healing.

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    Oh and I was still nursing my son at the time of my surgery. I could not pick him up, so someone else had to pick him up and put him on my lap. I do not work though, so it was easy for me to have recovery time. Well except not being able to pick up my son. That was hard.

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    My entire family sent out pre-breakfast prayers for successful surgery and your rapid healing.

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    Godspeed my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceyCat View Post
    I had mine removed AFTER I had to have an emergency procedure to remove a rogue stone from my pancreatic duct. Trust me, you do not want to wait until that happens to have it removed. It was pretty painful and I looked like an Oompa Loompa from being so jaundiced. The surgery and recovery were not too bad, but understand that even if you go through the surgery and change nothing in your diet you will still have issues. Diet can be the slowest form of poison or a force for healing.

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    Oh and I was still nursing my son at the time of my surgery. I could not pick him up, so someone else had to pick him up and put him on my lap. I do not work though, so it was easy for me to have recovery time. Well except not being able to pick up my son. That was hard.
    Holy crap! Well I'm definitely calling tomorrow, hopefully this all goes smoothly. It hasn't been that bad yet, basically I walk around feeling like I've been punched in the stomach. Occasionally I'll feel a twisting feeling if that makes sense. But it's a big change from merely feeling bruised before, so I can tell something is worsening.

    I thank everyone for their support. I know I'm not as regular as I used to but I still consider everyone friends. It's always been a solid community. I'll update the thread once
    I know what's up. But I find it helps calm my nerves a little hearing other peoples' stories about the same issue. IceyCat I may not be a parent, but I am an Uncle, so I can empathize with your story. I remember when
    my nieces were toddler age, and wanted "Uppies". So having to tell them "No, Uncle Deviot can't lift you" would have broken my heart back then. They're 12, and 11 now, so instead they'll just be disappointed I can't hop
    online, and get crushed in Splatoon 2 by them for two to three weeks.

    As for dietary changes, I already was forced to do that a few months ago now. My sugar, and LDL cholesterol were too high (probably from the decades of terrible eating in my retail/sales/tech/retail again jobs, and
    my addiction to soda developed during said work.) So I've been soda free, candy free, premium starbucks drinks free, for a few months. I've miraculously not eaten fast food in that time either. So I lost 15 pounds or more
    just doing that. I suppose I'll deal so long as I'm allowed to have Buffalo wings on my birthday.

    I just hope when all is said, and done it's ONLY a bad gall bladder, and not "Surprise! Stomach ulcer, and a bad kidney!" or something. This pretty much sucks enough as it is.
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    Ha, I didn't mean to scare you. They say it happens to less than 3% of people with gallbladder disease, so if figures it would happen to me. I started having attacks when I was pregnant with my son. The first lasted for eight minutes and they increased in duration until the stone thing happened. Even with as much pain as I was in I refused to go to the ER until I nursed my son and put him to bed. My hubby still tells me to this day I was nuts, but I didn't want him to have any discomfort.

    The nurse during the emergency procedure was brutal to me. She made comments like 'Maybe next time you will just have the surgery before it turns into an emergency.' She was probably right, but when they wanted to do the surgery I asked how it would affect my nursing (my goal was two years per child) and they said I might have to stop. My son was a newborn, that was NOT going to happen. The surgeon, who has no nutritional knowledge (YAY), put me on a diet that caused my body to go into starvation mode.

    Long story short, the recovery was not too bad. Because I wanted to nurse I only took the meds when I was in the hospital and pumped and dumped (they have AWESOME breast pumps in the hospital). Once I got home I think I just took regular Motrin or something along those lines. I was sore, but there was no real pain. I think I have three or four small scars from the surgery. The doctor also fixed a hernia when he was in there, so sometimes my belly button scar bothers me (I really cannot explain why).

    It is so heart breaking when a child wants you to pick them up and you cannot. It gutted me, but I knew that if I didn't follow the rules I could hurt myself worse and then I would have a longer recovery. Thankfully my MIL and my hubby helped me during that period. I usually do not ask for or accept help, but sometimes I guess you have to. Same thing when I fractured my tibial plateau. Then I really needed to learn to accept help. I am sure you will do great. I will say a prayer for you that you get it all sorted out fairly quickly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeviot View Post
    It turns out I have polyps in my Gall bladder. I was sent in for an ultrasound, and so a couple of weeks ago my Doctor told me
    I'd have to see a surgeon who would more than likely tell me it needed to come out. I previously had a scare earlier this year, and
    so I was trying to pay down the resulting colonoscopy bill before going ahead with anything else. Unfortunately this week it's gotten worse. So Monday I have to call
    my Dr. again to have him move up the set up with a surgeon for the not too distant future. Unless of course things get dire, and I go to the ER.

    Anyway, has anyone else been through this? A few people I know who have, tell me I'll be on the shelf for three weeks, but other than that it isn't too big a deal
    Aside from a fear of surgeries. Anything I should know?
    I had mine removed about 20 years ago. I was up and walking the same day - it hurt but it was an important part of the healing process. It was not a big deal then, and I can only assume that in the 20 intervening years they have made it better. I felt a lot better after I got mine removed - I'd had gall stones for years and nobody could diagnose what it was until my bile duct closed completely and I turned this wonderful orange yellow color. 99% chance is you will have no complications.
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    Best of luck to you and hope ya have a speedy recovery! And take your switch...no need to lay off Splatoon!

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    Wishing you good luck!!
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    I hope you feel better.

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    Best of luck, my friend. Sorry to hear that you have to go through this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    I've only ever got my tonsils removed as a kid as far as surgeries go. Good luck!
    Haha, it seemed like this was a story on so many 1980s sitcoms, but I never had mine out or knew of anyone else who did.

    (there was a funny Mary Tyler Moore episode in the '70s where Mary Richards had to have one tonsil removed, lol)
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    So went to the Dr. this morning before work, they think I likely have an Ulcer or other condition besides the gall bladder. They referred me to a surgeon for the gall bladder. I consult with them on Aug, 6th. In the meantime they have me on a prescription to reduce my stomach acid to see if my pain lessens. If things get worse symptom wise I have to call my primary Dr. back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeviot View Post
    So went to the Dr. this morning before work, they think I likely have an Ulcer or other condition besides the gall bladder. They referred me to a surgeon for the gall bladder. I consult with them on Aug, 6th. In the meantime they have me on a prescription to reduce my stomach acid to see if my pain lessens. If things get worse symptom wise I have to call my primary Dr. back.
    I hate that they jump right to these meds. They are actually bad news, but you will have to decide for yourself. They wanted to put me on them and I refused and changed my diet. There is some really great literature out there on those meds. I am surprised they did not offer any kind of testing. If they think it may be an ulcer then why not send you for an endoscopy? Before you agree to anything I would make sure you research your options. Good luck! It is never easy being your own health advocate, but you really have to in this day and age.

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    Sorry to hear about your troubles. Wish you a speedy recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeviot View Post
    So went to the Dr. this morning before work, they think I likely have an Ulcer or other condition besides the gall bladder. They referred me to a surgeon for the gall bladder. I consult with them on Aug, 6th. In the meantime they have me on a prescription to reduce my stomach acid to see if my pain lessens. If things get worse symptom wise I have to call my primary Dr. back.
    When I had my gall bladder issues, they actually thought it was an ulcer and put me on this stuff. Didn't do a thing for me, and they never figured out why until it became too obvious to ignore. See, the problem is I did not fall into the category of people that they saw as having these issues as I was male, early twenties (back then) and severely underweight (back then) due to not being able to keep food down because of the gallstones. Doesn't mean it won't help you however. I hope that it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceyCat View Post
    I hate that they jump right to these meds. They are actually bad news, but you will have to decide for yourself. They wanted to put me on them and I refused and changed my diet. There is some really great literature out there on those meds. I am surprised they did not offer any kind of testing. If they think it may be an ulcer then why not send you for an endoscopy? Before you agree to anything I would make sure you research your options. Good luck! It is never easy being your own health advocate, but you really have to in this day and age.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-Man
    When I had my gall bladder issues, they actually thought it was an ulcer and put me on this stuff. Didn't do a thing for me, and they never figured out why until it became too obvious to ignore. See, the problem is I did not fall into the category of people that they saw as having these issues as I was male, early twenties (back then) and severely underweight (back then) due to not being able to keep food down because of the gallstones. Doesn't mean it won't help you however. I hope that it does.
    Well in my case the meds are a means to (Hopefully) feel better while they monitor my condition. It's been established that the gall bladder is an issue, but if I see black in the bowl again then they'll want to get me in
    with a GI specialist for the endoscopy to be done ASAP for the stomach. (I have a feeling that will probably be the case.) As for the meds they're a one-time no refill prescription. They'll probably do the endoscopy either way ultimately, but this way they may have some way to lean depending on whether or not they work, and if they do, how well. They did seem to work today. I had a better appetite, and the pain did go down for the majority of the day. Still, it looks like I have two issues going on now, rather than one. May sound strange, but I'd almost rather issue number 2 be an ulcer, because frankly it's far less frightening than some of the other possibilities.
    On the 6th I'll have the consultation with the surgeon about the gall bladder, and they'll likely schedule a removal surgery shortly thereafter.

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    I will be thinking of you and saying prayers. I hope they figure it all out soon and resolve it fairly quickly!

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    Ouch, the most I've had to go under the knife for, was for some corrective surgery on my eyes... could do with some again now the years have taken away the benefits, but good luck on your op, hope all goes well and everything gets sorted! Also hope it doesn't break the bank for you, paying to stay healthy or alive just doesn't seem right!

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    Update for everyone. I saw the surgeon. I go in the end of September for the gall bladder removal. I'll be on the shelf for a good two weeks after that
    in terms of being unable to work. After that I should be able to work a light duty schedule for a couple of weeks. I'll have a follow up with him
    mid way through that time to see how I'm healing, and if they found anything after analyzing the gall bladder after it's been taken out.
    Anyway, keeping my fingers crossed. The meds from the primary doctor seem to have worked. I haven't had any suspect sights in the other dept.
    Anyway, I'll keep people posted.
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