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My first trip to the ER as an Adult.

I woke up at 3am with abdominal pain. Tossed and turned for half an hour. Came down stairs and just could do anything the pain was so bad. I even tried sitting in the hot tub. A little before 5 I woke John to take me to the ER. The Hospital has a new ER and it was quite nice. Several hot doctors and nurses. They gave me Morphine for the pain (which made me throw up) and took blood for tests. Pretty much just waited around and then at 6 there was a shift change. The new doctor came in and asked some questions then did a sonogram of my Gallbladder and tells me I have gallstones. So I'm home and I've got some good pain medicine. Need to call my Doctor on Monday to make an appointment. I want this thing out cause I don't want to go through that pain again.

Oh and what brought it on was we went to Claim Jumper last night for John's Birthday. Had greasy appetizers and Meatloaf. Good food but not worse the excruciating pain it caused.


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Feb. 28th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I know that pain. Its serious and deep and unbearable. Had mine out end of May last year. I've known 4 buds who have had it out since then. I feel for ya with the pain. I wish you good luck and you'll love the bland diet you need to follow before surgery to prevent other attacks: no spices, nothing greasy or fried, no caffeine, no milk or dairy. I lost 35 lbs on it.

Bear hugs, man.
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
I feel ya. I had mine out about 10 years ago. I've never had that bad of pain before. Good vibes to ya hun.
Feb. 28th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I had mine out 7 years ago. It was the best diet ever because after my attack and before the surgery i was so afraid to eat, all i had was soup...and i lost 20 pounds.

i had the laproscopic surgery done, and i was out of hospital in two days -- my doctor was extra cautious. he kept me off work for a month! luckily i had insurance to cover the time off.

best of luck to you!
Feb. 28th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
I know all too well what you are going through. Last year, my gall bladder and gallstones were the baine of my life.

Do what you can to stay off the fatty foods. So important. No fatty foods, less pain.

Getting the gall bladder out as soon as possible is the best bet. I had to wait months (National care has it's benefits but it's downfalls as well) and complications can occur.

If you fancy seeing what I went through, you can do so:





Those aren't to scare you but my given to you in the thinking that you can see one person's experience of them. Grab a cup of coffee though before reading - they are a bit long! :-)
Feb. 28th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks Man. I do remember reading your saga as it happened. So I'll be calling the Doctor on Monday.
Feb. 28th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Big hugs and many many get well wishes!
Feb. 28th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
That sucks! Glad you're doing a lot better now.
Feb. 28th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
I've had kidney stones, another horribly painful experience. In case they failed to tell you at the emergency room, DO NOT skip doses of the pain meds, even if you feel better. If you get another attack, you may be too nauseous to keep oral pain pills down. TAKE THOSE PILLS LIKE CLOCKWORK!
Mar. 1st, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
Glad it's nothing more serious. Hope you get fixed up quickly!
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