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    Re: FoRT Member Announcements (Births, Deaths, Marriages, Divorces, etc.)

    Never hesitate to call the doctor if you need to. Keep us posted.
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    Joseph - the gallbladder has ducts that can get clogged and inflamed. When this happens, stones can form and need to be removed with some type of surgery - either full removal of the organ or drawing out the stones using a pipette method. Both women and men can develop clogged ducts and a lot of that depends on whether they eat a fatty diet.
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    PIK......sending tons of ((((hugs))))!

    I am praying all that pain eases up and QUICK!


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    Hope you are feeling better today, Pik! If not, definitely call the doctor first thing in the morning. Are you able to drive by yourself to the doctor or would you need someone to drive for you. Don't take any chances!

    There was a time I was dealing with some tummy issues and the doctor thought I might be having an issue with my gallbladder. I had to get an ultrasound done which showed that I had a bunch of "sludge" Doesn't that sound so lovely! But no gallstones. They were going to wait on the surgery until after I had an endoscopy to see if my issues were related to something else. Long story short, my tummy issues ended up being due to a medicine that did not agree with me! Once I switched meds, I had relief. What kills me is my primary doctor prescribed the initial medication back in June 2012 and saw me every six months. Each time I would still complain about my tummy. Finally in October, 2016, she had a family emergency so instead of seeing her, I saw a Nurse Practitioner who put me on a different medication. No more tummy troubles! Arghhh! I am so glad my tummy is much better, but why did the doctor not take me off that initial medication when I first started having my symptoms? Not very happy about that, let me tell you!

    Joseph - one of my brothers did have his gallbladder removed. He was fine one minute and was in the kitchen while his wife and daughter were making him a special Father's Day Dinner. One minute he was fine, the next he was basically passed out and on the floor! When he came to, he said he felt okay, but my SIL and niece called 911 (they thought he was having a heart attack) and get him to the hospital. He ended up needing his gallbladder removed. Don't know if it was laparoscopic or not. My mom had hers taken out back in the 70's and they didn't do laparoscopic surgery back then. She had a humongous scar afterwards.

    Pik, how does this pain compare to when you had your hysterectomy?

    Wow! I just read about Uncle David's passing. He was such a nice guy! He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
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    I didn't really have any pain after my hysterectomy, except for the pain of sleeping in the hospital bed. That thing was so uncomfortable and because of my bandaging, I could only sleep in one position. After the bandages were removed and I was staying at my aunt and uncle's house for a few days, I didn't have any pain.

    I'm feeling a lot better tonight. There's still pain but it's manageable. My pain medicine says to take it every 4-6 hours and I've been taking it every 6 hours. I switched to taking it every 4 hours instead and that has made a world of difference. I'll stay on it like this until the pain starts easing up more. I wish I had thought of making that change earlier but I just routinely take the least amount of a medicine prescribed to see if that will be enough. In this case, it wasn't so I'm glad the instructions included a more frequent schedule.

    BTW, I joked with a friend earlier in the day that I'm never getting my gallbladder removed again! That made her laugh.
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    Re: FoRT Member Announcements (Births, Deaths, Marriages, Divorces, etc.)

    Now that we know Pik came through her surgery and is on the mend, let's move this discussion to another thread, like Talk About Your Troubles
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