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    Upcoming surgery

    Just found out I need surgery to have my gallbladder removed. Gallstones were confirmed today. Meeting with surgeon tomorrow at 3pm (CDT) for consult. Surgery usually scares me, and I'm feeling quite apprehensive about it.

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    Re: Upcoming surgery


    Had mine out in 2005. As long as you don't find out the surgeon used the terms "charcoal briquet" and "gallstones" in the same sentence you'll be better off than I was.

    Seriously: It's surgery, but it's routine, and if you're at all like me you'll feel a thousand times better for that thing being gone. I had the most miserable holiday season EVER the winter before mine came out. If they're doing your laparoscopically, you'll have four teeny scars (can't even see mine, now--and one was inside my navel to start with LOLOL), a few days of post-op discomfort, and then TAH DAH! All good again.

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    Re: Upcoming surgery

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    Just found out I need surgery to have my gallbladder removed. Gallstones were confirmed today. Meeting with surgeon tomorrow at 3pm (CDT) for consult. Surgery usually scares me, and I'm feeling quite apprehensive about it.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Upcoming surgery

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    Just found out I need surgery to have my gallbladder removed.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Be sure and let us know when your surgery will be.
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    Re: Upcoming surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Starglade View Post
    Had mine out in 2005. As long as you don't find out the surgeon used the terms "charcoal briquet" and "gallstones" in the same sentence you'll be better off than I was.

    Seriously: It's surgery, but it's routine, and if you're at all like me you'll feel a thousand times better for that thing being gone. I had the most miserable holiday season EVER the winter before mine came out. If they're doing your laparoscopically, you'll have four teeny scars (can't even see mine, now--and one was inside my navel to start with LOLOL), a few days of post-op discomfort, and then TAH DAH! All good again.
    That's a really close match with my own experiences, other than the year; I got my Irritable Bag of Rocks yanked in February of last year (the surgeon didn't use the term "charcoal briquet", but he did hold his fingers 'bout that far apart when describing the larger of my two stones).

    It was remarkably easy, and while my wee scars are still visible, they faded to "inobtrusive" by only a few months after, and are continuing to fade - sometimes have to hunt for them even though I know where to look.

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    Re: Upcoming surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by outlaw393 View Post
    Just found out I need surgery to have my gallbladder removed. Gallstones were confirmed today. Meeting with surgeon tomorrow at 3pm (CDT) for consult. Surgery usually scares me, and I'm feeling quite apprehensive about it.

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    Re: Upcoming surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by outlaw393 View Post
    Just found out I need surgery to have my gallbladder removed. Gallstones were confirmed today. Meeting with surgeon tomorrow at 3pm (CDT) for consult. Surgery usually scares me, and I'm feeling quite apprehensive about it.

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    You are going to feel so much better - I know I do now that mine is out!

    (Of course, my surgeon looked at my ultrasounds and said, 'Wow'. One never wants a surgeon to say 'Wow' about anything.)
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    Re: Upcoming surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by veggiewolf View Post
    You are going to feel so much better - I know I do now that mine is out!

    (Of course, my surgeon looked at my ultrasounds and said, 'Wow'. One never wants a surgeon to say 'Wow' about anything.)
    I'll posit that "Wow" is right up there with "Oops" on the list of Things One Never Wants a Surgeon to Say (Within Earshot).
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    Re: Upcoming surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by outlaw393 View Post
    Just found out I need surgery to have my gallbladder removed.
    I hope you feel better after the surgery and you heal fast!

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    Re: Upcoming surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by outlaw393 View Post
    Just found out I need surgery to have my gallbladder removed. Gallstones were confirmed today. Meeting with surgeon tomorrow at 3pm (CDT) for consult. Surgery usually scares me, and I'm feeling quite apprehensive about it.

    Thanks!
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