Re: Post-surgical pain
The upper GI x-ray showed slight GERD and also gastritis. The endoscopy showed bile reflux into the stomach and subsequent gastritis. The ultrasound showed "multiple stones" but the largest one they noted was about 1 cm. The HIDA scan showed delayed filling of the gallbladder (they weren't able to do the CCK part).
The first few days after surgery I felt great (other than the surgical pain); no more pain from my gallbladder and no more nausea. As I started eating more, I began having some nausea. I figured out that the nausea was correlated with bowel movements, which were quite loose. Things have been getting a bit more regular, and the nausea is better. Even though I had the nausea after surgery, though, it wasn't as bad as the nausea I had before surgery.
That's good that you finally got permission to get the surgery. Even if it dosen't solve all of your problems, if it is contributing to the symptoms at least it will be better. Hope you can get in to see the surgeon soon, because I know the waiting can drive you nuts. Good luck!