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Anyone had their gall bladder taken out??

Im getting mine out next Friday after they found some big stones hangin about in there (have had bad pains for a while).

Anyone had it done? What was your recovery like?

I work for myself (electrician) and am wondering how long ill be feeling it for.

Clearly ill be off the bike for a while at the least...
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Had mine out about 12 years ago, lap choly. Keyhole.

Surgery not an issue. Had a umbilical hernia fixed at same time which still feels 'tight' after 12 years. Recovery took about 10 days from memory before I was properly comfortable. Last good sleep I remember having tbh.

Side effect is I ended up with IBS, which took years to get under control. Now take Questran to help control IBS symptoms. Fingers crossed you avoid this..

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I got hammered and woke up in a bath of ice in a strange house once,
Don't know what's missing, bum was a bit sore though.
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Had mine out about 12 years ago, lap choly. Keyhole.

Surgery not an issue. Had a umbilical hernia fixed at same time which still feels 'tight' after 12 years. Recovery took about 10 days from memory before I was properly comfortable. Last good sleep I remember having tbh.

Side effect is I ended up with IBS, which took years to get under control. Now take Questran to help control IBS symptoms. Fingers crossed you avoid this..

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Interesting, the surgeon never mentioned IBS as a possible side efffect. Was that unusual? He gave me all the usual worst case scenarios as they always do.
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I got hammered and woke up in a bath of ice in a strange house once,
Don't know what's missing, bum was a bit sore though.
You must have paid extra for that sort of treatment.
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had mine out, piece of piss.

I suffered the gall stones for 18 months or more which was really crap.

I asked the surgeon when i would start to feel better? he said, as soon as you wake up.

The only side effect I have is I can't really lay into fatty food, mainly fish and chips.

In moderation it's okay but I LOOOOOVVVE potato scallops, one is okay, 2 and ewwwww.

It's not really bad, I just feel a little bit off for a while, not long and water fixes it.

Codeine is FULLY off the menu now though, in me it replicates the exact pain of gall stones, I have no idea how or why.

Others have told me imodium does the same.

Other than that, you will feel great.

Surgery takes a week or so before you can swing a sledge hammer. Again, nothing major, you'll just be a bit sore.
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Yeah my ol man had his removed a while back (Key hole) I remember he was in hospital for a while but bounced back pretty good ! It's been 15 year's now n he is good as gold !
18/5 is his 70th Birthday God Bless him n still fighting strong !

Smashes a bottle of red every night the mad bugger as he has been for the last 20 year's!
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Mate this procedure is done every day you have nothing to worry bout!
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Yep, me too.
Nothing major to report from a health perspective other than losing the pain.
Digestive system is a little more prone to diarrhea since but I know that eating fat causes it and avoid. Got caught by occasional emergency need to find a shitter early on but you learn to manage that after you shit yourself once or twice. Not a big problem if you watch what you eat.
I was off work for a week.
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You must have paid extra for that sort of treatment.
Nah, I charged him the same amount as everyone else.
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I got hammered and woke up in a bath of ice in a strange house once,
Don't know what's missing, bum was a bit sore though.
Sounds like u got hammered alright Edgy!

I think you'll find that what's missing is your innocence.
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