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Old 10-15-2017, 12:58 AM
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After a couple weeks of drinking only smoothies because the thought of solid food made me nauseous I went to my Dr.(Keep in mind a hurricane happened about this time)
Dr is like "let's do an ultrasound on your gallbladder"
Then it's "Your gallbladder is full of stones"

2 weeks later I'm finally in surgery...
Surgeon is like "Yours is the worst case I've ever seen! Your gallbladder was all beaten and scarred, and you had 3 acorn sized stones that made maneuvering difficult" as they were terrified that they'd drop a stone IN me. They did have to make the incision larger to remove it, and I now have a drain.
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:11 AM
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Oh my gosh, my sympathies! Mine was inflamed and there were stones, but it wasn't as bad as yours. Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:19 AM
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Sounds like your surgery went better than mine did two years ago. Don't go looking for that post until you have the drain removed.

I am curious as to why they gave you a drain. Are you leaking bile or are they looking for infection?
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:29 AM
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It was explained to me that the incision is bigger, thus blood, thus drain.
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:43 PM
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Write that up as the miracles of modern medicine. Years ago, you would have been filleted like a fish and spent a week in the hospital recovering. Then you would have spent two months at home. Now, a complication like yours adds a couple of days to the recovery, and you still have less chance of infection.

May you have a speedy recovery!
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:04 PM
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Little over a year ago, I went to the emergency room because my back and after a couple of hours my chest were hurting really badly. A bit over 12 hours later, I was in surgery then spent 3 days in the hospital on some really horrid intravenous antibiotics (plus a week on two OTHER antibiotics when I went home). My gallbladder was going gangrenous, I was told when I woke up afterward, and the surgeon (who specialized in such things) said I had the biggest stone he'd ever seen. It was over an inch in diameter.
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:21 PM
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I just saw this thread and wanted to check in. How are you feeling?

The drain isn't that unusual. Some doctors use it and others don't. I had my gallbladder out a few years ago and I had to deal with the drain. Annoying to put up with, and kitty kept trying to chew on it.

Hope you're feeling so much better now.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:46 AM
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Yes. Are you okay?
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