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I have had them! I had them for 6 months and they got worse and worse. I had a particularly painful episode which led to me being hospitalised becauee the pain made me pas out and my liver function was being affected when they did my bloods. They whipped my gallbladder out on that admission and it was the BEST decision in my opinion. Pain free since then and recovery was very quick!!
Lucky you seeing a consultant so quickly. I had my ultrasound in October and I'm not seeing the consultant until January. Not looking forward to Christmas. I either have a shit time eating nothing nice or I indulge and end up in pain.
Saw the surgeon today who said straight away that my gall bladder needs to be removed. I was ready to have to fight my case but had no battle. He said it's not something that will go away and could get much worse so it was the only recommendation. I can't wait to get rid of it.
I just had my gallbladder out today! I've had six months of pain with them, lost 45lb and had three hospital stays. Push for a removal when you see the consultant. I had my op at 8.30 this am and home by 4pm. Pain not too bad. Good luck op!
Hope you're feeling ok today Geraldine. My consultant said yesterday that I will hopefully get mine removed somewhere around Easter. He said it will be keyhole, day surgery. So home the same day like you Geraldine. I'm actually looking forward to getting it done weirdly. Will be great to be pain free and will quite enjoy a few days off work. Would like to have time to do some serious reading.