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So, I had some excitement on Halloween - I had emergency gallbladder surgery.  Whee!

Actually, since the pain was akin to being kicked in the solar plexus by a donkey, I now feel comparatively great.  We arrived in the ER at about 12:30am Friday, and my "hemorrhagic" stone-filled (and, apparently, studded, since some of them were impacted) little organ was out and I was on my way home by early Friday evening.  The most pain I had after that was from a muscle in my right shoulder/neck that got pulled while they were operating.

I am quite happy to be free from ever experiencing that exact pain ever again, I can tell you - the pain medication they gave me didn't work, so I was curled up into a miserable little ball for nearly 12 hours.  Bob was a champion and stayed by my side the whole time.

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sherwood21
Nov. 10th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness. Gallbladder pain is no fun. I'm glad they were able to get you in for surgery so quickly.
tsuruko_sensei
Nov. 10th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
That's scary stuff! I'm glad surgery went well. Best wishes for fast healing.
gwacie
Nov. 11th, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
Ack! How horrid, bad little gallbladder! glad it was evicted for causing so much trouble!
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psalite
Nov. 11th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
Oof.Glad you got it out.I had mine out 10 years ago and can still remember the Kicked by the donkey feeling .Pain after surgery was nothing compared to that.Hope you feel better soon
bunnyjadwiga
Nov. 11th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
Ow! I'm glad your surgery went well and resolved the problem quickly.
tudorlady
Nov. 12th, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
Oh heavens! As one who has gone through the same thing I can certainly empathize. Rest well, and good riddance with that! xoxo
stitchwhich
Nov. 12th, 2013 08:00 am (UTC)
I'm glad your surgery was so quick and effective! (And if you haven't been told over and over again already - the foods you find that you cannot tolerate now will most likely be foods that you can, six months from now. I find that as long as I don't load up with too much fatty stuff, I can happily eat pizza, or bacon, or other things with no dire effects. So I hope for the same for you.)

(And no more pain. That would be nice.)
grnvixen
Nov. 12th, 2013 02:46 pm (UTC)
Lets hear it for those wonderful guys who sit and hold our hands in ER and hospital bedsides! We are very lucky to have them.

Glad they could deal with this quickly and be sure to note the painkiller that did not work if there is a next time. Take it easy and don't lift anything for awhile :).
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attack_laurel
Nov. 18th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, all of you, for the well wishes. You make me feel all warm and squishy.
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