Had gb removed 10/9. a day later I was at the ER because I had a slight fever that quickly went away and abdominal pain when I try to lie down.
ER quickly did a blood test and ultrasound, no elevated white blood cells and no indication of bile leak through ultrasound, although ultrasound is inconclusive because it can only detect larger amounts of bile.
What symptoms should I look out for if I suspect bile leak?
A few hours after the surgery I was vomiting on the way home because the nurse had forced me to drink too much water so I can urinate and leave. Also supposedly they gave me 6 bags of IV plus some med for the shivering I had right after I woke up!
Generally I am OK as long as I stand up or sit straight up. If I try to lie down almost immediately I will feel severe sharp pain in the gallbladder region and I cannot breath. It's like the body will freeze up and I would be out of breath, and had to roll up immediately. Due to this position I am unable to lie down and rest.
I took some tylenol, and finally some oxicodone so I can get a little rest.
It just doesn't seemed to be a breeze as I thought it would be the first day after surgery...