Re: gallbladder surgery and blood clots
It sounds like you don't have much risk at all, since you're up and about. It's mostly something that happens when the blood is allowed to pool in the legs and sit there, like when you aren't moving them at all. The pains in your back are probably the result of the gas that they inflated your abdomen with during the surgery. Sometimes they don't quite get all of it out, and it can be quite painful. People often complain of pain in the chest, back, or right shoulder from the gas. Of course, if you suddenly get a very bad pain (worse than the rest) or have difficulty breathing, that would be a sign of a clot.