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Old 05-12-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Relatively HIGH risk? I thought is was on the lower side...I am having my removed on Thursday!
I thought it was lower risk as well. I am having mine out on 5/21 and thought it was relatively easy. I want it out even if the risk is higher than I thought because I don't want to keep going through that g*d awful pain anymore. I was ready to tell my husband to go McGyver on it and take it out himself last time it happened.

If anyone who has had it done would like to share what it was like (recovery etc) I would greatly appreciate it.

J
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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Here's an update I got from my sister.

They did another surgery today to clean out bile from his organs. His intestines were inflamed. He may have to have more of these surgeries. I mean basically he had the gallbladder surgery, the bile duct was knicked and bile went throughout his body and into his organs.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: SC
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I can tell you one thing.If he wasn't taking prescriptions that caused it it was is diet. What was that like? Too bad he allowed it to get so bad. He could have sought the advice of a Naturopathic doctor ; changed his lifestyle and taken some natural medicines to help him expedite the healing and avoided this surgery. When he returns home, it would behoove him to seek one out to help him with his healing.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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I can tell you one thing.If he wasn't taking prescriptions that caused it it was is diet. What was that like? Too bad he allowed it to get so bad. He could have sought the advice of a Naturopathic doctor ; changed his lifestyle and taken some natural medicines to help him expedite the healing and avoided this surgery. When he returns home, it would behoove him to seek one out to help him with his healing.
Nothing that he did caused it, and I think is wrong to blame him for something that we don't know if it was because of his behavior.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Jill...I will let you know how mine goes tomorrow. I actually have a low grade fever but I guess they will move forward as long as it stays below 101 or something like that.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Jill...I will let you know how mine goes tomorrow. I actually have a low grade fever but I guess they will move forward as long as it stays below 101 or something like that.

THANK YOU!!!! I hope your fever goes down or at least stays low enough to do the surgery. Even though I am nervous, I don't want ANY delays. I want to eat again!!!

Good luck with your surgery and may your family treat you like a queen for several days while you recover!
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:10 AM
 
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Well here's an update: He had dialysis for 5 hours yesterday and a blood transfusion. He is conscious but on serious pain medications. He can respond with a nod to questions but because of the trach. he can't verbally respond. The doctor said he is like a bird's nest-the doctor is building him back up one twig at at time.

We are hopeful.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Boil...Glad to hear everyone is hopeful!

Jill-I had my surgery yesterday and all in all it went fine. I have a cold so coughing hurts...The one thing I will say is to make sure yu stay medicated. I felt decent last night so I didn't take a pain pill, just something to make me sleep-big mistake! I woke up at 3am thinking I was having a heart attack the pain was so bad under my chest. I took a vicoden and then I felt better about 45 minutes later. But it was scary. I had my surgery at 2pm and was out at 6pm...which is longer than usual...I just have a hard time waking up from that stuff.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that it isn't that bad. The pain sucks...If you ever had a c-section you can compare it to that.
Good luck!
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Boil...Glad to hear everyone is hopeful!

Jill-I had my surgery yesterday and all in all it went fine. I have a cold so coughing hurts...The one thing I will say is to make sure yu stay medicated. I felt decent last night so I didn't take a pain pill, just something to make me sleep-big mistake! I woke up at 3am thinking I was having a heart attack the pain was so bad under my chest. I took a vicoden and then I felt better about 45 minutes later. But it was scary. I had my surgery at 2pm and was out at 6pm...which is longer than usual...I just have a hard time waking up from that stuff.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that it isn't that bad. The pain sucks...If you ever had a c-section you can compare it to that.
Good luck!
Thank you for the update! I am glad it went well and thanks for the pain med advice. I just spoke with the nurse for the pre-op interview and wish it was tomorrow rather than 6 days away. My surgery is at 845am so they think I will be ready to go home around 1230 provided there aren't any complications. I haven't had a c-section, only a tubal and I imagine this has to be much more painful than that. I had zero pain with that one. As long as I have some great pain pills, I am ready!

J
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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My sister, my niece and my youngest daughter had theirs out and they did fine.........
They felt so much better then before suffering with those horrible attacks....
My sister had a huge stone, over a quarter size.......good gosh.
All of them feel great. It was surely worth it to get that done. They got well pretty fast.....
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