Just found out I have to have surgery to get my gallbladder taken out

Discussion in 'Health' started by Jennifer19, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Oxygen girl

    Just found out I have to have surgery to get my gallbladder taken out has anyone ever had surgery to get their gallbladder taken out keep in mind I have chronic respiratory failure to collapse lungs that will never heal my organs are all squished together pushing my stomach out and I am on oxygen 24 seven any advice or thoughts would be great thank you
  2. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    probably in and out in an hour

    they really advanced this procedure into a simple laparoscopic surgery,,,,couple tiny holes in your gut skin and they pump in some air then go in with small tools and a camera
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  3. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Oxygen girl

    Ok thanks I’m sure the anesthesiologist Will want to talk to my pulmonologist And of course the doctor that is operating on me
  4. etaf

    etaf Members

    i had mine out year before last following Acute Pancreatitis, where I was intensive care for a week,
    just keyhole a couple of holes - They did say, if needed to they may have to operate fully , if the keyhole does not work
    I'm fine and fully recovered
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  5. I don’t have any words of wisdom Jennifer but I will be sending out good thoughts and well wishes for a
    Fast recovery.
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  6. Oi, good luck

    I will offer some humour (sort of)....I guess there is a meme for everything

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  7. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    My friend had his gallbladder taken out and now he doesn't digest fat as well as he used to and has had to cut back on fatty foods. Jen, I know you've had to switch to edibles, and I have to tell you pot brownies and cookies give him some mild indigestion due to the high fat content. He's switched to nonfat edibles such as gummies.
  8. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Oxygen girl

    My card is excpired since iv gotton sick with oxygen iv kinda of gotta out of the pot
  9. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    You will do great, Jen!

    Those smart doctors will take perfect care of everything!

    Don't worry!
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  10. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Michigan's voting on passing recreational marijuana, so hang in there!
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  11. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Oxygen girl

    Thanks guys please pray for me or just keeep me in your thoughts thank you
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  12. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Oxygen girl

    That would be awesome if they pass that law I have old kief my caregiver gave me but not sure how to use it to bake
  13. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice Visitor

    You'll be fine. My supervisor is having his gallbladder removed this coming Thursday and is scheduled to be back at work the following Monday, so it must not be that huge of a deal. He said the only thing was he would be limited on how much weight he's allowed to lift until he is done healing.

    Good luck!! :)
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  14. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Oxygen girl

    I am on oxgen 24/7 my respiratory system is failing I have collapses lungs that will never heal I am at even more risk with my failing health
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018
  15. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Oxygen girl

    I am in so much pain I’m absolutely miserable
  16. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Oxygen girl

    My oxygen is dropping
  17. McFuddy

    McFuddy Visitor

    Breathe in
    Breathe out
    Breathe in
    Breathe out
    Breathe in
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  18. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Oxygen girl

    Well surgeon does not think it’s the gallbladder he’s not ruling that out yet he wants to do a procedure on me the day after tomorrow he’s going to take a scope with a camera down my throat into my stomach and get images and do a couple biopsies and see what is going on
  19. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Administrator Super Moderator

    Glad to hear you are getting the medical care you need Jennifer!

    Hang in there. This may be something else.

    If they do remove your gallbladder it isn't such a big deal. You will heal quickly, and all will be fine. My Mom had her's removed, so has my brother with no complications.

    As always, I am sending thoughts of peace and healing your way old friend, take care and breathe easy!

    Here's a cat to make you smile :)

    That's my bunny cat looking out the window at her friend in the yard, the bunny.

    Have a great day!
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  20. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Man, i don't know what to say... except that we're thinking of you! Lets hope he does find out soon! Take care :)

    I do want to say gallbladder schmallbladder! :D but now it appears it might not be the issue after all
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