Posted by Hugh
on November 08, 2000 at 14:15:52:
I'm a 34 year old man who weighs 360lbs. I've been having sever pain in my left side for about a week whenever I
sneeze or caugh. The pain is EXTREME and lasts only for about a minute. The doc did a ultrasound and said I have aalot of tiny gall stones and I need to have the gall bladder removed ASAP.
My question is: What should I expect? Will I be given pain medication after surgery (i have a LOW LOW tolerance for any kind of pain) or will I just be told to take asprin? I'm a little concerned about the pain aspect for that reason. Any recomendations from anyone on a good pain med?
I have had tylonel #3 for a bad sunburn several years ago and it was like taking candy. The doc then gave me Tylonel #4 and that worked better but for only about an hour.
I am going in for the surgery in 4 days, so any help would be great!
Thanks to all,
Scared in Maryland.