Operation done!

Well folks, had my gallbladder removed yesterday - took over 4 hours as my breathing stopped twice! Not sure why? Feeling at my worst probably and now the only way is up, get my neck shoulder and back sorted from the whiplash, second visit to rhuematologist soon. Back home in my own bed and able to shuffle to the loo, I always think you get better quickly at home, the hospital was great and would certainly recommend it, as I had my own room and my husband was able to stay with me all the time, other than surgery! Fitzwilliam in Peterborough.

Take care everyone xx

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  • Glad you are home ok, take it easy x

  • Thank you and I will xx

  • Glad your home and feeling well. I had my gallbladder removed in October and was so ill afterwards. That's when the started to discover the lupus and fibromyalgia. Just wondering if gallbladder problems are common with lupus or fibro. I have read a lot of stories on here about gallbladder removals. Thanks

  • To be quite honest I don't know but if lupus can effect your liver, kidneys and joints as I think it has with me, I don't see why it should leave out the gallbladder. Hopefully I will know more when I revisit my specialist that removed my gallbladder. Hope you are feeling better now x

  • glad your home./I am having my gallbladder removed on thursday by keyhole surgery unless anything goes wrong.should be a day op.but I need to say to the consultant/surgeon that my swollen abdomen is a cyst or tumour

    and the reason fro any weight gain in the last year + and hopefully they will say it is and remove it.

  • Good luck honey, hope all goes well xx

  • Glad the opp. is over and you will soon be on the mend.xx

  • Thank you xx

  • Well done, I hope you're not in pain. Did you get general or local anaesthetic?

  • General anaesthetic but I stopped breathing twice, not sure why.

  • The general anaesthetic dosage might have caused your breathing problems, everyone reacts differently to GA which is why the anaesthetist monitors the patient throughout the op. Next time you have a GA (hopefully not anymore, but if you do) remember to let the consultant know of this reaction in advance.

  • Thank you Cx

  • Hi Carolha

    Sounds like you had a rough time I hope you make a full and speedy recovery, I must admit I prefer to recover at home - comfy bed, everything how I like it and home cooked food. It does seem though that you have a fighting spirit so like you say the only way is up now. ;-)

    Good luck and I hope you are bright eyed and bushy tailed again soon

    Madmagz x

  • Thank you xxx

  • Well done you wishing you a speedy recovery xxxx

  • Thank you xxx

  • Well done you wishing you a speedy recovery xxxx

  • Thank you xxx

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