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Old 02-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #41
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Barbara, so glad you are home and getting plenty of rest. Hope you will be back to your old self again really soon.
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Ummmmmmmmm...Barbara? You have some tolerance for pain there girlfriend!! Can I assume you were VERY lucky to have gone to the hospital and had this not so healthy piece of you removed????? You are being watched over!!!
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:45 PM   #43
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Thanks! I am definitely going to heed the advice I have been given--I'm off to take a much needed nap!

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Rest up and take care of yourself. I was very relieved to hear that you were Ok.

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Old 02-27-2009, 02:15 AM   #44
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Thanks again everyone! I'm so fortunate to have such a good family here!

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Ummmmmmmmm...Barbara? You have some tolerance for pain there girlfriend!! Can I assume you were VERY lucky to have gone to the hospital and had this not so healthy piece of you removed????? You are being watched over!!!
I actually do have a very high tolerance for pain (except for paper cuts--lol), which could be why I ended up waiting until it got this bad to go to the hospital! I was definitely being watched over!

Here's some trivia for any of you who haven't had this done. I had it done arthroscopically (that doesn't seem like the right word--I know that is what is done for joints), so he only had to make a few little holes to work through. Do you know where they remove the gallbladder through? Not kidding--through the belly button!

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So glad you are home and on the mend Barbara!
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:04 AM   #46
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Barbara, I am sending you lots of warm hugs while you recover at home. . Some lovely smelling flowers for you as well!
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:04 AM   #47
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Well Barbara, we have matching tummies now! LOL. I'm so glad you got it out. You won't believe how much better you feel now.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:29 PM   #48
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Thanks again everyone! I'm so fortunate to have such a good family here!


I actually do have a very high tolerance for pain (except for paper cuts--lol), which could be why I ended up waiting until it got this bad to go to the hospital! I was definitely being watched over!

Here's some trivia for any of you who haven't had this done. I had it done arthroscopically (that doesn't seem like the right word--I know that is what is done for joints), so he only had to make a few little holes to work through. Do you know where they remove the gallbladder through? Not kidding--through the belly button!

Barbara
That's laparascopically Glad they were able to do it that for you - the recovery is much easier than the other way. I had mine out a little over a year ago, and due to adhesions from previous surgeries, the surgeon wasn't able to do it that way. It was a relatively small incision (about 3 inches, compared to my mom's 8-inch incision from 12 or so years ago) and I went home the next day, but I was out of work for 3 weeks.

Glad you're feeling better. Take care.
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That's laparascopically Glad they were able to do it that for you - the recovery is much easier than the other way. I had mine out a little over a year ago, and due to adhesions from previous surgeries, the surgeon wasn't able to do it that way. It was a relatively small incision (about 3 inches, compared to my mom's 8-inch incision from 12 or so years ago) and I went home the next day, but I was out of work for 3 weeks.

Glad you're feeling better. Take care.
Yeah, I forgot to turn my brain on yesterday! I knew I had it wrong, but the real word just didn't want to come to me! Thanks!

When my daughter had hers out at age 18, she had just had a baby and couldn't pick him up for 2 weeks afterwards because she had it done the old way. I don't know why they didn't do hers laparoscopically.

I am just a little sore today. It hurts a little to go from lying to sitting position, and from sitting to standing, but really not bad.

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:47 PM   #50
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Thanks again everyone! I'm so fortunate to have such a good family here!


I actually do have a very high tolerance for pain (except for paper cuts--lol), which could be why I ended up waiting until it got this bad to go to the hospital! I was definitely being watched over!

Here's some trivia for any of you who haven't had this done. I had it done arthroscopically (that doesn't seem like the right word--I know that is what is done for joints), so he only had to make a few little holes to work through. Do you know where they remove the gallbladder through? Not kidding--through the belly button!

Barbara
Glad you are okay . Things certainly have changed since 1965 , when I had the gall bladder removed, the doc cut a 13 inch long in my stomach to remove the gall bladder, still have the ugly scar .
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