Lap Choley This Thursday

  1. Hello everyone,
    I needed some moral support. I will get to endure the pain of becoming a patient this thursday to have my gallbladder removed. I have been so sick lately. Last sunday I went to the ER with terrible wretching and back, flank, side pain. I had been taking ABX for UTI and was sure i had a kidney stone. they scanned me and did I/O cath which was the most wonderful thing... Anyway...my UTI was better except for my nitrates we high. WBC was normal. Usually they are both elevated...right? Anyway...had a Ultrasound and found some polyps but no stones. Then had a HIDA scan and my EF was on 18%. Anyway...I just needed some other sound advice that I'm going to be ok...LOL
    Thanks,
    Amy
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    You have my sympathies.........I too am having a procedure (called a laser lithotripsy) to get rid of my enormous kidney stones on the 27th, and having been through it before, I know I'm in for about a week of feeling like crap.

    Keep your chin up, kiddo......we'll both be OK soon, pain free and ready to go out and tackle the world again.

    Good luck to you.
  4. by   Fiona59
    I feel your pain. When they finally took my gallbladder out they found 18 stones the size of the first joint on my thumb! Managed to get to keep a few too!!:chuckle Well my kids wanted to see the "rocks Mum grew".


    Take it easy for a while and take as long of as your surgeon suggests. You will feel much better.
  5. by   nurturing_angel
    Seems like this is the week for nurses to become patients. I too am going to be entering the hospital on Thursday for a cardiac catherization and possible stent placement/angioplasty...my 3rd in less than a year.

    Oh bother!!!!!

    Hope everyone heals nicely and feels better quickly!
  6. by   hollyster
    Best wishes for all of you.
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from nurturing_angel
    Seems like this is the week for nurses to become patients. I too am going to be entering the hospital on Thursday for a cardiac catherization and possible stent placement/angioplasty...my 3rd in less than a year.

    Oh bother!!!!!

    Hope everyone heals nicely and feels better quickly!
    Right back at ya, nurturing_angel!! Best of luck, and God bless!!
  8. by   nurturing_angel
    How did everyones procedures go? My cath went well considering I had two new blockages and required more balloon angioplasty and another stent placement. I feel better already and will be returning to work on Tuesday. This was my 3rd cath in less than a year and my 2nd stent placement. Guess the doc was right when he said I had a VERY aggressive form of heart disease.


    Hope everyone else did well.


    :Melody:
  9. by   Tweety
    Good luck Amy. Just don't forget to TCDB and ambulate ASAP! :chuckle
  10. by   ValerieB
    Quote from Tweety
    Good luck Amy. Just don't forget to TCDB and ambulate ASAP! :chuckle
    I know what you mean. I became a "patient" at home. Had my first MS exacerbation in 5 years and lost the ability to move my left leg, foot and toes. I now know what a stroke patient feels like. I did the home IV solumedrol infusions ( nasty stuff, but it worked) and had to actually walk with a walker for the first time. I have all the sympahties in the world for anybody that has to walk with those things. No wonder they take 4 steps in therapy and then say they are tired. I'm doing so much better now and able to walk without the walker. Just feeling the awful effects of the steroids. I now have a whole new perspective on what some of my patients are going through. I think God works in mysterious ways sometimes.

    Hope everybody gets well and quick because who will be minding the store when we aren't there (ha,ha)? :Melody:
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I will have you each in my thoughts. Here's to a safe hospital stay/course and a complete recovery for each of you. Hugs!
  12. by   SthRNBelle
    OK guys....Today is Monday and I had my gallbladder removed last Thursday. I am still feeling nauseated....Is this common to have nausea after the surgery?? It's almost as if I have a reflux type nausea. Any advice would be greatly appreciated......I am miserable.
    Thanks, Amy

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