Re: Low EF on HIDA Scan: Gallbladder Removal or Not
Thank you answering my plea for help.
Titchou: I am amazed at your remarkable recovery from surgery. You must have good healing ability or be very tough. I always have complications during abdominal surgeries and that worries me. I had an appendectomy a couple of years ago and ended in the hospital for longer than a week. It was supposed to be an overnight stay. I tend to get a paralytic ileus after any surgery. I just spent most of the month of December in the hospital for a ileus following a viral illness. It was awful.
I think the other issue that is concerning me is that I have had many abdominal surgeries including two c-sections, appendectomy, two bowel obstructions, hernia repair, and a myomectomy. I am worried about the amount of scar tissue that must be in there and whether the surgeon can do this laprascopically.
To top off my worries, my PCP just called and said that they would like me to have a hysterectomy at the same time. That really makes me nervous. I think recovering from lower and upper abdominal surgery at the same time would be painful and increase the risk of complications. I would have to have an open hysterectomy. I hope my doctors are giving me the right advice. I trust the surgeon very much as she did several of my other surgeries and she is amazing. I will respect what she has to tell me when I see her in a couple of weeks. Thanks again.
Chum: Thanks for relaying your experience to me. I will definitely ask the surgeon if there is an alternative to the cholecystectomy. I would be happy to drink apple juice or take a medication, if that would help. I am glad that you have been so well and seemed to have recovered. I am a big fan of home treatment.