Quote from locolorenzo22
not a TOS medical advice post....
so I wound up staying up all night....throwing up, no fluids, 10/10 abd pain. my MIL and finance drove me a hour south to my job's ER....after fluids, toradol, and a ultrasound/ct scan....gallstones. they apparently don't look bad...so surgery is not urgent, but I have a surgeon appointment for Thursday to see about getting my gallbladder out. So, I guess my questions would be this...
1. How long am I probably going to be off work post surgery?
2. I know it's laproscopic in nature, but I've NEVER had any major surgery before.....so I think I'm just freaking myself out...tell me I am, ok?
3. bland/low-fat diet is the diet until surgery, but what all does that entail? I've so far been thinking along the lines of fruit cups, jello, broth soups, no fat sherbet, mashed potatoes, dry cereal(I ate corn flakes with low fat yogurt for lunch.) any other suggestions?
4. I'm on bentyl for pain and prevacid daily. think I'm gonna wind up taking prevacid for life?
5. i like food(no secrets) but what is my diet going to look like post surgery? opinions?
thanks for the read and the thoughts to come....
I haven't had a cholecystectomy, but my hubby has. His was acute cholecystitis and cholelithiasis, though. He was one sick puppy.
1. He was off work for a few weeks, but the exact number escapes me. (He's an RN.)
2. You are okay. My hubby's gallbladder was apparently quite large so that the one incision had to be opened further than it was initially, but he recovered just fine. He did have shoulder pain for a couple of days from the CO2 insufflation, though.
3. I don't remember hubby being on a terribly restrictive diet, but he does have to be careful. His digestion has changed a bit!
4. Don't know. Hubby is on Prilosec now, but it's because of his asthma, not the cholecystectomy. Our pulmonologist insists that asthma patients take it.
5. You will learn. Just know that you sometimes you may have some, ahem, urgency issues that you didn't have before.