Not sure if I should have my Gallbladder removed
I would love to hear from people who have already had their gallbladder removed as Im not sure what to do.
I have recently found out that I have a gallstone the size of a golfball. I was admitted to hospital two weeks before xmas with excruciating pains in my right side, however it would come and go and mainly came back when I put pressure on my right foot when walking, however Im not nausious, but I do feel down and very sluggish, I havent as yet related any food to the attacks that I have, the pain just comes and goes as it pleases. The doc confirmed the gallstone and advised that I should have this removed. I now have an op on 6th Jan, however Im not sure if I should go ahead with this as I have heard some stories and read articles which say that it could be worse taking the gallbladder out than actually keeping it in and trying to dissolve the stones. My doctor never gave me any advice or what to expect after the operation so Im very concerned about going through with this now. Ive even read that some people have worse symptoms once it is removed and that the pain does not go away.
I see that a few people on here have had their gallbladder removed, are any of you having any side effects? I do know that I have to watch what I eat from now on and I have also heard that there is a concoction that you can take to 'flush' out the stone, instead of having the operation, however im worried that my stone might be too big and may get stuck.
Any advice would be appreciated as surgery should be the last option.