So Sick Today Also Facing Gallbladder Surgery.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by PVLady, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    I have been doing very well for a long time controlling flares. Yesterday I had to spend several hours in the beauty shop which I dreaded in the first place.

    The shampoo bowl was so uncomfortable and I had to have several rinses. My shoulders and neck started hurting while I was there.

    After leaving I was ok, but when I woke up this morning I was in pain in my neck and entire back. I took Ultram and Tylenol and spent the entire day in bed.

    This really is the first time I have done this for a year.

    On Nov 6th I am having my gallbladder removed. I am so afraid how I will be afterwards. I must get it done - I have so many gallstones.

    If I get this sick from the shampoo bowl, how sick will I be from surgery?

    Has anyone else had gallbladder surgery here? They will try to to laparscopy surgery, however you have to sign for the larger surgery just in case.

  2. ladykew

    ladykew New Member

    Hi, PVLady,

    I'm sure you will feel much better once your gallbladder is out. I was very ill 3 months before I had my surgery, not only with tons of stones, but they found that mine was highly diseased. Mine was removed laproscopectly, and I had four little tiny incisions.

    I did have diarrhea for several weeks afterwards, which I was told was quite normal because the stomach doesn't know immediately what to do without the gallbladder.

    No need to worry. The surgery nowadays is very routine. I know..I hate those forms you have to sign, but if you don't sign them, you don't get the surgery----right??? It's just because there's always a slight risk involved in any type of surgery. They have to protect themselves.

    Just be sure to ask your doctor any questions you have before OR after the surgery. After all, he works for you, not the other way around!

    Peace and good health!

  3. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I recovered really quickly from the surgery, I had anticipated the onset of a really long flare/relapse but it didnt happen.

    I had a very bad headache for 3 days from the anaesthetic, like a migraine but thats all.

    I'm sure you'll be fine so dont worry.

  4. huska

    huska New Member


  5. Bruin63

    Bruin63 Member

    I had mine out in "90", and even tho I had the large scar afterwards, it was worth it.
    The Pain from the GB, was so bad, I ended up in the ER then taken to surgery.

    It took a long time to recover, but I had the FMS/CMP even tho it wasn't dx at the time.

    I had a "Dead area" along the scar area, in fact it still is but I don't notice it.

    The main complacation I had, with my Diaphram, it caused me to have spasams in the Intestinal area for months.
    It scared me, but did go away, thankgoodness.

    I think your so Lucky to have the surgery, now instead of back when I did, your scar will probably be 3 little x's, and they won't have to Move any organs to get to it, like they did with my Diafram.

    Plus the recovery time is faster even for us with these dd's. I have a friend, who had a succesful one, and she also has FMS/CMP.

    About the Hair, I wash mine now in the sink, because bending forward is easier than backwards, that kills me.
    Then I go to the Hairdresser,?Super Cut's, lol, and they don't have to do anything except to spray some water on the hair, to cut.
    I perfeer that they dry cut it, as my hair is very wavy, and it's shorter when wet and I never get a good cut that way.

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  6. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    I had my gullblatter out when they were still cutting about 15 inches to remove it. I had suffered with stones for over a year and I was preg. The morning after I gave birth I had emergency gullblatter surgery .I felt WONDERFUL after haveing it removed. I was up and walking the nurses couldnt believe how well I was doing.I felt soooooo much better getting that thing out.

    Think Positive you will do fine.The surgery they do now is so much easier, on people now the cut is maybe an inch.Just be careful not to lift anything heavy and watch what you eat for a while.
  7. bookwormmom

    bookwormmom New Member

    I was 7 months pregnaunt when the first attack happened. I did not have stones my gallbladder just died from disease. There was no why to take it out until a month after the baby was born because my body took over to protect the baby at all cost. The cost was my health. But I'm ok 9 years latter. Two things there is a good chance as soon as you wake you will puke. And it will be the nastiest thing you have every tasted. The running to the bathroom it finally stop for my about 8 years after the fact. When you go home to eat watch your fat and veggie intake. That is what alway got me. Talk to your Rhemy if you have a chance and the gas passer. They should know if you need extra meds. I had my done lap. My bellybutton isnt as deep as it used to be and I have one extra scar on my stomach. They took a bit of the liver to make sure it was ok. The lack of pain is worth it.
    If your hair dresser will not let you bend face first on the bowl then go to someone else. I have to that. When I did not do that my arms would hurt so bad for then three days I could not write. You can also wash your hair before you go and they will just rewet if needed with the water bottle.
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  8. ckball

    ckball New Member

    Hi- Don't sweat the gallbladder surgery. I had mine out 3 years ago. It was a lap, went threw the belly button and 2 other small incisions.

    I actually went out to Lowes the next day, a freind drove me because I was still a little sore and medicated ;)

    I recovered better and faster than I thought I would.

    Right now I am healing from having 21 teeth pulled WITHOUT anthesia or Nitros. They gave me a "oral sedation" I should have burn the $150 they charged me that joke.

    Good luck and you will be fine-think positive and healthy. Csrla
  9. crisleem

    crisleem New Member

    I see the surgeon on the 7th. I too am nervous. But I have a 2" stone and was supposed to have it out 4 years ago. It is time I stop putting it off.
    I was referred to this surgeon by my specialist that treats my fibro. So, I will let him know I am worried about recovery.
    I hope you recover soon and feel much much better.
    I'm hoping the same for myself.
  10. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    Thank you everyone for the input. I just know I have to get it over. Right before surgery I will tell the surgeon and anesthesiologist to please not move me more than necessary. I don't know if they even understand fibro.

    Chrislee - since you are just having your consultation, you probably won't have surgery for a couple of weeks. I will be sure to let you know how it went. These days, as everyone says - the surgery has become routine. I just hope we both have routine recoveries.

    It seems different people have various reactions. I will hope for the best. One thing for sure, if I wait until it is a emergency, that won't be pretty either.

    Thanks again everyone, I sincerely appreciate the support.

  11. Jordane

    Jordane New Member

    Hi Pvlady,

    It is hard doing just the simple things,it makes me feel worse,everytime.

    I am so sorry you are feeling so bad!!

    I have not had gallbladder surgery.But know of some who have.And they say it is fairly simple.But like I said,even simple is hard!!

    Hope all goes well!!!!


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