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i had my gallbladder out yesterday

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
well i had my gallbladder out yesterday morning, i was so scared i nearly didnt go through with it, i was in floods of tears scared that i wouldnt wake up and see my baby again, luckily my partner stayed with me until minutes before i went down which calmed me down abit. im feeling bruised and aching at the moment, just wondered if anyone has any tips of foods i should avoid or anything i should/shouldnt be doing, i know not to do any heavy lifting ect. the hospital didnt tell me much just sent me home with paracetamol and i have to have the clips removed a week on friday which im not looking forward to as i thought they would of used dissolvable stitches.
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
eat whatever you fancy, the first meal I had was hash browns and cheesy beans lol
#2
ok be prepared for some diahhorea,but apart from that sometimes a little nausea after the anaesthesia is to be expected. as they say no heavy lifting and so for a lil while , i wonder was it done laprascopically or open surgery
usually low fat foods before it is removed is advised , but after theatre little meals should be taken not to much , little and often
singer
banned#3
you should eat Healthy unprocessed vegetable oils like those rich in omega-6 and omega-3 oh get better soon
#4
singer
ok be prepared for some diahhorea,but apart from that sometimes a little nausea after the anaesthesia is to be expected. as they say no heavy lifting and so for a lil while , i wonder was it done laprascopically or open surgery
usually low fat foods before it is removed is advised , but after theatre little meals should be taken not to much , little and often
singer


it was done keyhole surgery, im having chicken and salad for tea so think that should be ok. bin trying to read up about it on the net but theres to many different things, some people say eat what you like some say no fatty foods etc
banned#5
it could have been much worse, it could have been your avatar
#6
[EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] , keyhole surgery generally is fine after op,, no heavy liftin hoovering or so for a while i would suggest low fat foods no eggs or fries or so like that for a lil while
singer
#7
Just found this which might be helpful. I hope you feel much better soon. :):)

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2443.aspx?CategoryID=51&SubCategoryID=168
banned#8
Big hugs for you being a hero :friends:

Hope you make a full recovery soon x x
#9
glad everything went ok. I was told to stick to a low fat diet and reintroduce foods that caused reactions before the op gradually.
#10
thanks for the replys, its a pain not being able to pick my little girl up, shes wriggling all the time so dont want to chance her knocking where my staples are. the good thing is i can sit back and relax and watch my partner do all the hard work lol has anyone who had staples/clips in how much does it hurt when they pull them out,, they told me it doesnt hurt but it must hurt abit lol
#11
They told me it was fine to eat what I liked.
Never had staples, wonder why they gave you them?
#12
Broxy
They told me it was fine to eat what I liked.
Never had staples, wonder why they gave you them?


probably to be mean lol ive got 3 in each hole they made i think.
#13
Whether it is staples or stitches.. that is down to surgeons' choice. Quicker to use staples than sutures...
NO lifting is to avoid hernia formation.
#14
hi
as i nurse i looked after loads of people following your op.... be prepared that you may have some upper shoulder pain.... when operating laparoscopically (keyhole) - they inflate you up with gas, and following the op some air may move upwards, causing pain around the shoulder area ( which is perfectly normal)...

food wise - defo best to stick to light meals for now which are low fat... better post op to have a few small meals as one heavy meal.... just remember the heavy lifting rule - it may look like small scars on the outside - but a lots been done inside...:

glad to hear your feeling ok...:thumbsup:

gill..xx
#15
i'm having mine out on friday i can't wait as i am staving i havent kept much down for months lol
#16
dmissy13
i'm having mine out on friday i can't wait as i am staving i havent kept much down for months lol


ive been fine for months had no gallstone attacks thats what made me nearly cancel and being terrified of having it done, but i knew it was for the best as if i didnt have it done knowing my luck i would get the pain again, i think it was my pregnancy that brought mine on.
#17
glad you went through with it best to get it out the way. i havent had any pain and been fine with all types of food its full of stones from a dramatic weight loss and it just keeps swelling and closing up the top of my stomach so some days i havent got much down.
take it easy and hope it resolves it for you x
#18
Ha mine out by keyhole a couple of years ago. Take paracetamol with codeine(available over the counter). Drink peppermint tea - you do get used to it, this will stop the bloating and build up of gas/wind from the op. It also seems to calm the stomach! Best to stick to low fat foods and no oil - I used Fry Light...anything high in fat or large meals gave me the trots! Little and often was the way forward for me. Despite what they say, it took 4/5 weeks for me to feel relatively well again and the best part of 18 months for my stomach to be able to take to eating normally again!
Best of luck with your recovery
#19
When I went in for mine I ended up having open surgery, a cut about 10 inches long which was stapled all the way up.......probably about 40-50 of them. As the cut healed the staples sort of grew out of me skin, like the way a splinter will work it's way out after a while. When it came to having them out the nurse used a sort of pair of pliers and the staples came out easilly, no pain as such more of an itching sensation as they came out.

Post op I have found that I can eat whatever I like, it took a while to get used to eating again though as pre op I had been eating less and less as a way to deal with the pain. One thing I would recommend is drink a lot of fluids to help flush out any residual sludge from your liver. I drink a lot of water.

I'm about 7 years post op now and have never looked back, so I wish you as much success :thumbsup:

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