Quote from suebird3
I never heard of the term either. Good grief, MJ!
Now you are scaring the bejeezus outta me! I had a GB attack in Feb., and resisted surgery -- for now. I think I can wait.....
Trust me, you don't want to wait!! My GB was basically dead, and the surgeon told dh that it was a good thing she got it out before it became necrotic and brought on a nice raging case of peritonitis. If you've got a non-functioning GB, believe me, you're way better off with it gone........the surgery itself is NO big deal, there's very little pain, and it takes no time at all to feel 110% better. I went to an all-day party only 2 days post-op, was working in the garden on my 4th post-op day, and went back to work a mere week after my surgery. And I had a hernia repair and partial omentectomy to boot!
I'm totally serious about this. I haven't felt this good in a year.........I've been ailing with one thing or another since January, and I wasn't doing particularly well before that. But I didn't know how bad things really were until I stopped feeling lousy, and that was about 2 hours after waking up from my lap chole.
If surgery has been recommended to you, you should reconsider 'waiting'. You have nothing to lose but your gallbladder and a lot of misery!