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MoonCat
05-07-2015, 01:22 AM
Waiting for sis to find out if it's indeed her gallbladder causing trouble. Most likely is. Runs in the family.:(

Food Lady
05-07-2015, 01:41 AM
:( Mine, too. I'm just glad she has health care so they can help her if it is.

RootedPhoenix
05-07-2015, 02:29 AM
Hope she's okay quickly. :( *gives cookies*

taxguykarl
05-07-2015, 07:27 PM
Good luck.:eek:

MoonCat
05-08-2015, 04:50 AM
So, yeah, seems youngest sis is following the fine old family tradition of bad gallbladders.

Doctor told her not to eat ANY fat until she has it removed, "including chocolate."

Sis said, "Kill me now." :lol:

She saw the surgeon today and was told go easy on certain foods and as long as she doesn't have any severe pain, she can put off the surgery for couple of months. See, she starts a new job on Monday and the timing is just bad - new healthcare won't kick in until July 1.:(

AccountingDrone
05-08-2015, 02:53 PM
On the plus side, they no longer have to do the side 'just gut me now and get it over' incision unless there is something preventing them from doing it laparoscopically. One guy I worked with over at Oakleaf had his gallbladder go evil and ended up with the huge 6 inch slice in his side and he was sidelined for about 4 weeks, and on half days for another couple weeks. Those took a long time to recover from. The lap version I understand is much easier on the body and you are generally back in the swing of things in 3-4 weeks tops.

I hope it doesn't get fractious until after the 4th weekend, it would suck to miss one of the year's fun holidays!

MoonCat
05-09-2015, 01:10 AM
I had mine taken out four years ago. They did laparoscopy. I was out of work for less than two weeks. ��

mathnerd
05-09-2015, 01:14 AM
Other than trouble eating (which persists even now, 6 months later), I was up and about feeling normal and resenting the fact that I wasn't allowed to drive after about 5 days.

I hope she makes it until her insurance kicks in!

MoonCat
05-09-2015, 02:33 AM
Other than trouble eating (which persists even now, 6 months later), I was up and about feeling normal and resenting the fact that I wasn't allowed to drive after about 5 days.

I hope she makes it until her insurance kicks in!

Me too! Now I have to figure out where we can eat out for my birthday without putting her in the way of temptation (in the form of fettucine alfredo :o). There's a sort of coffee shop/smoothie bar that does some decent food...and that would keep me out of the way of temptation, too (any pasta :p)

Sapphire Silk
05-09-2015, 06:11 PM
On the plus side, they no longer have to do the side 'just gut me now and get it over' incision unless there is something preventing them from doing it laparoscopically. One guy I worked with over at Oakleaf had his gallbladder go evil and ended up with the huge 6 inch slice in his side and he was sidelined for about 4 weeks, and on half days for another couple weeks. Those took a long time to recover from. The lap version I understand is much easier on the body and you are generally back in the swing of things in 3-4 weeks tops.

I hope it doesn't get fractious until after the 4th weekend, it would suck to miss one of the year's fun holidays!

I had mine out on Halloween. :cry: It was a Friday, too. Monday morning I went back to work. 2 hours later I went back home. It was just too much.

I was out 2 weeks and still not feeling great when my dad got sick. I was then out for two more weeks as Dad died a week later and I had to go home and help Mom.

The only good thing was I was finally feeling back to normal by the time I finally went back to work, and there were only a couple of weeks left in the semester.