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Old 04-09-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Exclamation Yes to GB surgery?

I have suffered constant GB symptoms since Oct 07. I've had USound with no detection of stones, I've had a HIDA scan with infraction # at 96%, I've had upper GI with no detection of any trouble, have lost 20 lbs from living off of ramen noodles and crackers, and finally saw the surgeon last week and he's not 100% convinced it's gallbladder..What??? Of course it is...but it's a diseased overactive gallbladder without stones..period. I sat in the room begging him to take my GB out, but instead he want's to send me for a CT to look around at the liver, GB and pancreas. Ok I say, lets do it. As of last saturday, the heavyness and knawing pain where by gallbladder is located has all but left.I always thought my ribs were hanging over the top of my GB. I am still having right shoulder pain, but just enough that 2 tylenols help perfectly for. Amazing? Maybe, unless it's totally quit or just building up for that attack. How can it go from 100% relentless pain to nothing. Ate BBQ with onions and Jalepenos today..mmmmm..no problems, maybe just a tug there but THATS IT! Here's the 50 million $ question. Should I have it out now? What's the chances it will explode and cause pain and more suffering a few months/years down the road? And what's up with this GB thing anyway?
Your opinions/experiances are greatly appreciated!!! Really! Anything!

 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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Re: Yes to GB surgery?

Sometimes we don't understand how the body works-- but with such good GB test results --- I would listen to your Doctor. The GB is there for a reason. Many people live without one --- and some do not do well -- I think it is a little less than 5%.

Not everyone that has their GB removed lives a pain free life. Who knows removing your GB could cause other problems. THat is the way life is!!
I wish you well---Harry

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Old 04-10-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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Re: Yes to GB surgery?

Thanks Harry! Yep, your right about the body. I'm 40 ish, fit, and never have had a broken bone or anything fall apart on me, so this is by far the weirdest thing for me. And for it to start and then stop all of a sudden~I welcome it though! Now it's time to try a good ole beer and pizza, so thanks again!
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Sometimes we don't understand how the body works-- but with such good GB test results --- I would listen to your Doctor. The GB is there for a reason. Many people live without one --- and some do not do well -- I think it is a little less than 5%.

Not everyone that has their GB removed lives a pain free life. Who knows removing your GB could cause other problems. THat is the way life is!!
I wish you well---Harry

 
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