Gallbladder’s Last Day

Gallbladder’s Last Day

Tomorrow, I’m having a cholecystecyomy…the fancy word for gallbladder removal. It’s going to be outpatient, laparoscopic, and should be easy.  I’ll be honest.  I’m nervous.  I’m also hella ready, too.  For over a month, I’ve been feeling crummy.  It’s gotten worse.  I can somewhat manage it with my diet, but I still feel lethargic and get heartburn from bland foods, like bread. #notfun

I know my body and I knew something was off.  I pushed (and got some push back).  I actually had my own ultrasound first, and had to sort of convince others it was my gallbladder.  I think had we stuck to a traditional medical schedule, we would still be testing, trying medications, and I would continue feeling crummy and sick for months.  From what I’ve read, it takes about 6 months from the start of sickness to surgery for gallbladder.  I just sped things up a bit.

The gallbladder lives under your right lower ribcage area…sort of here in the “M” on Zumba.

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It does serve a purpose, but my life should be better without it.  My body should adapt to living with a gallbladder.

And as nervous/anxious/scared as I am…I know this is the right thing.  The surgeon’s words to me were “Your gallbladder is sick, and it’s making you sick. Let’s take it out.”  So let’s do it.

I would covet your prayers and happy thoughts for tomorrow. I check in for surgery at 7.  Not sure what time they are gonna put me out, but it shouldn’t be too late after that.

I’ve got some posts scheduled for the next couple of days (I had SO MANY things on my mind, I couldn’t not post!)…but I’ll be back with an update soon.


Comments

  1. I’ll be praying! Feel better!

  2. praying everything goes smoothly!

  3. Prayers for no complications and a quick recovery!

  4. I had mine removed a few years ago and I was home by 1 pm, took a nap then walked the neighborhood that evening. The next day felt like I had been hit by a bus in my midriff and that was the worst of it. The day after that I was back to work. I haven’t missed that little piece of me at all.

    Praying for a smooth surgery & quick and easy recovery for you!

  5. Good luck tomorrow and I will be praying for you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  6. I had the same thing done and its been 11 yrs this year and well I still suffer from it but I had it out. But some people have problems afterwards and so forth and some don’t. I wasn’t that lucky to be on that didnt have problems. B/c depending on what I eat depends on how I feel.

    Gallbladder removed 7-28-03

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