Posted by Kay
on November 15, 2000 at 18:00:58:
In Reply to: I NEED ADVICE ON GALL BLADDER SURGERY * PLEASE* posted by Hugh on November 13, 2000 at 15:50:48:
: I went to my regular doctor on monday 11/6/00 for a pain on my right side which only hurt while coughing
: or sneezing. Sometimes the pain was very bad, sometimes mild.
: My regular doctor sent me for an ultra sound and while it was being performed, the tech went and got the doctor for the radialogy
: and had here do the test with him in the room. The radiolgists asked me why I was there and I said because
: my regular doctor said I have sysmptoms of gall bladder etc.
: Well, my regular doctor called me the next day at work and said I do have several small gall stones and he said I should schedule an appointment with
: a surgeon that he recommended (and a highly regarded one in the area).
: I saw the surgeon on thursday 11/9/00 and he looked at the ultra sound and said looks like it is indeed stones.
: My delima is for the last few days the pain has gone away completly.
: The nurse for the surgoen is supposed to call me tomorrow 11/14/00 with a surgery date.
: Should I mention to the nurse that the pain went away? Could it be normal for the pain to come and go? I'm afraid if I don't have the surgery, then I'll have to do the whole doctor thing again if the pain somes back.
: I would like to really hear what any ones thoughts are.
: Thank you in advance.
I had mine taken out last month using laproscopy and feel wonderful. I was home in 8 hours and was back to work as a flight attendant in about two weeks. My general wellness has improved markedly.