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    Gallbladder Removal

    I am having my Gallbladder removed on Wednesday. As far as I know, about 26% of CF patients have experience with gallstones or removal.<div><br></div><div>I have a lot of gallstones, and surgery is needed.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>I was wondering if those of you who have had gallstones or gallbladder removal feel about this and what your experience was as far as surgery, recovery or any other issues.</div><div><br></div><div>Not looking forward to the surgery, but will be happy to get rid of nausea and vomiting as well as pain.</div><div><br></div><div>Any input would be appreciated.</div>

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    Gallbladder Removal

    I am having my Gallbladder removed on Wednesday. As far as I know, about 26% of CF patients have experience with gallstones or removal.<br>I have a lot of gallstones, and surgery is needed.<br>I was wondering if those of you who have had gallstones or gallbladder removal feel about this and what your experience was as far as surgery, recovery or any other issues.<br>Not looking forward to the surgery, but will be happy to get rid of nausea and vomiting as well as pain.<br>Any input would be appreciated.

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    Gallbladder Removal

    I am having my Gallbladder removed on Wednesday. As far as I know, about 26% of CF patients have experience with gallstones or removal.<br>I have a lot of gallstones, and surgery is needed.<br>I was wondering if those of you who have had gallstones or gallbladder removal feel about this and what your experience was as far as surgery, recovery or any other issues.<br>Not looking forward to the surgery, but will be happy to get rid of nausea and vomiting as well as pain.<br>Any input would be appreciated.

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    Gallbladder Removal

    I had problem with gallstones when I was younger and had my gallbladder removed when I was ten. Had a few problems with gallstones after removal but not since I was 17. Today gallbladder surgery and recovery are much better. A friend of mine recently had his removed and his scar is smaller than the one I got over my eye from high school wrestling. hope this helps

    Ed

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    Gallbladder Removal

    I had problem with gallstones when I was younger and had my gallbladder removed when I was ten. Had a few problems with gallstones after removal but not since I was 17. Today gallbladder surgery and recovery are much better. A friend of mine recently had his removed and his scar is smaller than the one I got over my eye from high school wrestling. hope this helps

    Ed

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    Gallbladder Removal

    I had problem with gallstones when I was younger and had my gallbladder removed when I was ten. Had a few problems with gallstones after removal but not since I was 17. Today gallbladder surgery and recovery are much better. A friend of mine recently had his removed and his scar is smaller than the one I got over my eye from high school wrestling. hope this helps
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    Gallbladder Removal

    I had mine removed about 17 years ago.&nbsp; I had a lot of gallstones and then when they got in there they told me it was really diseased as well.&nbsp; The surgery was a piece of cake.&nbsp; 4 small incisions about 1.5 cm each.&nbsp; By the end of the day I was up and walking around just fine, I felt pretty darn good.&nbsp;&nbsp; I was nice to be rid of the troublesome thing.&nbsp; The most painful part, I kid you not, was removing the stupid surgical tape they put over my whole abdomen.&nbsp; OUCH!!!&nbsp; It took almost an hour to get that off, and it hurt like heck.&nbsp; I hope your surgery goes well, and you have a speedy recovery.&nbsp; I guess this reply is a little late so, I hope you're&nbsp; doing well after the fact<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"><br>

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    Gallbladder Removal

    I had mine removed about 17 years ago. I had a lot of gallstones and then when they got in there they told me it was really diseased as well. The surgery was a piece of cake. 4 small incisions about 1.5 cm each. By the end of the day I was up and walking around just fine, I felt pretty darn good. I was nice to be rid of the troublesome thing. The most painful part, I kid you not, was removing the stupid surgical tape they put over my whole abdomen. OUCH!!! It took almost an hour to get that off, and it hurt like heck. I hope your surgery goes well, and you have a speedy recovery. I guess this reply is a little late so, I hope you're doing well after the fact<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"><br>

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    Gallbladder Removal

    I had mine removed about 17 years ago. I had a lot of gallstones and then when they got in there they told me it was really diseased as well. The surgery was a piece of cake. 4 small incisions about 1.5 cm each. By the end of the day I was up and walking around just fine, I felt pretty darn good. I was nice to be rid of the troublesome thing. The most painful part, I kid you not, was removing the stupid surgical tape they put over my whole abdomen. OUCH!!! It took almost an hour to get that off, and it hurt like heck. I hope your surgery goes well, and you have a speedy recovery. I guess this reply is a little late so, I hope you're doing well after the fact<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"><br>

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    Gallbladder Removal

    <P>I had my gallbladder out a few years ago.&nbsp; Never had any problems before, but I went into the ER with SEVERE belly pain.&nbsp; Turns out a stone got lodged in a duct.</P>
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    <P>The surgery itself was pretty easy....they did it laproscopically (spelling?).&nbsp; I was up to the bathroom as soon as I got back to my room.</P>
    <P>For me, the worst part was getting sick.&nbsp; I didn't throw up that night, but the next day the pain meds made me sick.&nbsp;&nbsp;I only took them because they said I should.&nbsp; If I could do it again, I wouldn't.</P>
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    <P>The other thing I remember is chest pain.&nbsp; They put alot of air into you and the gas is what gives you pain.&nbsp;&nbsp;Once I understood that it was just gas causing the pain, I could deal with it and burping helped alot.</P>
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    <P>CF wise, I had two difficulties.&nbsp; One was that I needed an&nbsp;oral antibiotic after the surgery.&nbsp; Being intubated always causes chest congestion for me so this was no surprise.</P>
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    <P>The second difficulty was doing my vest.&nbsp; I did it the day after surgery, but doing it hurt (as well as coughing).&nbsp;&nbsp;I made things alot easier by sticking a mini pillow in between my vest and my&nbsp;incision.&nbsp; If you have a smaller chest vest, this might not even be an issue.&nbsp; I also used the pillow&nbsp;when I coughed.</P>
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    <P>All in all, I think the process was pretty easy and recovery time is short.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P>

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