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Gallbladder surgery and pain

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LostSoreConfused Wed 22-Jun-16 11:39:09

I had my gallbladder removed laproscopically less than a week ago. Everything I've read and everyone I've spoken to indicates recovery is a complete doddle and I should be recovered and on my feet in days.

So why am I not?

I feel like my innards are tearing every time I move. I've still not had a bowel movement despite taking senna daily and not taking any opiate pain relief. I have killer heartburn that ranitadine and lansoprazole aren't helping and passing wind makes me want to throw up.

Am I just unlucky or is this normal? How can I alleviate the problems?

TheDuchessOfArbroathsHat Wed 22-Jun-16 17:37:11

Totally normal! That ten day/two week bullshit is just that. Bullshit. It was 5 - 6 weeks before I felt nearly normal and many people say the same. Take care of yourself and don't overdo it!

NaraDeer Wed 22-Jun-16 17:48:33

I was in agony for far more than a few days!
After a week and a half, two weeks I began being able to move without wanting to scream and/or cry. It still bloody hurt but I was able to potter about a bit easier then.
Hope you feel better soon flowers

Gardencentregroupie Wed 22-Jun-16 17:56:32

I was off work for a month after mine, couldn't have gone back before that and I ended up badly constipated in agony not knowing the cause so was off work again. I recovered far faster from a 4th degree tear in labour ffs.

Some people do recover very well, my mum was back on her feet in a week and she's normally a total hypochondriac drama queen, and a friend sat up and ordered a pizza to her (private) ward!

LostSoreConfused Wed 22-Jun-16 18:47:33

Oh I feel less alone with it now! Thank you. Did you all have the bile reflux thing too? I wish I could eat more to take it away but I'm just not hungry. I feel like I'm just moping about feeling sorry for myself but my God this is so uncomfortable!!

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