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Next Tues.: Goodbye Gall Bladder!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Well at last the date has been set! Tues. 3/24 I'll be heading in for my gall bladder surgery.

Looking forward to putting this behind me...of course not eager for the pain of recovery, nor the end of my daily cardio streak which I've been keeping up faithfully since Jan. 6th! I worry a bit about gaining weight while being unable to work out, however I hear one's appetite isn't so hot following surgery so I'll take it one day at a time. Still kicking around the notion of going vegetarian, but not sure about this just yet...will be open to it if my body seems to want to go that route, however...

Till then, going to try to ramp up my workouts, hoping for another couple of bike rides beforehand to keep my spirits high.

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    Hey Don,
    Just saw your blog....I want to wish you well with your surgery and recovery. All the previous advice is so true. Listen to your Doc and your body. Stay ahead of your pain, eat what they say you can, and when they say get up and walk...just do it. We all know how important movement is in post-op healing. Just don't overdo. I did one day and paid for it the next. Ah well, turned out ok in the long run and you will too.

    3281 days ago
    Go Don,
    Sorry to hear you have to have surgery, but I am glad it will be therapeutic for you. Keep on Sparkin'! emoticon
    3282 days ago
    Best of luck to you! I hope it goes really smoothly.
    3286 days ago
    break a leg! thanks to your health consciousness, i'm sure you will heal quickly and be back at it in no time. keep us updated!
    3286 days ago
    break a leg! thanks to your health consciousness, i'm sure you will heal quickly and be back at it in no time. keep us updated!
    3286 days ago
    Hey there, glad you have a date finally set. that will get a resolution & make you feel better in the long run, right!?

    Ask your MD what sort of diet they recommend for you post-op if they don't offer it.

    Stay ahead of your pain with whatever meds they give or suggest, don't overdo it too early. Follow your doctor's instructions, but also your own instincts. I know you're going to be A-OK!

    I'll put your surgery on my calendar so I can send healing thoughts your way for a successful op & recovery! emoticon
    3286 days ago
    Good luck Don. Just think about how easier this recovery will be with all the weight that you lost. You have been amazing.

    Will be thinking about you next Tuesday.
    3287 days ago
    I'll be praying for you Don! emoticon
    3287 days ago
  • GMN5153
    emoticon here's a little Guardian Angel to watch over you during you hospital stay!She's carry all our prayers for you with her.One day at a time is the only way to plan for it.Everyone's recovery is different..so just do what you can do to maintain your weight and return to health. emoticon
    3288 days ago
  • BUNN43
    Hi Don - I had my gall bladder surgery about 38 years ago (emergency) when it was a huge procedure - my scar is appallingly large, and I was in hospital for about a week!! Now, however, with the cute little scopes they use to do the surgery, you have a tiny tiny scar, and much less invasive surgery - excellent results!! You will be shocked at how good you feel afterwards, and ohmygoodness - no more of that horrid pain from the stones trying to get out!! As for the possibility of diarrhea after losing your gall bladder, that is highly variable, so don't need to expect it.
    Don't you dare rush into exercise however - give your body time - I'm sure you'll get excellent advice from your health professionals, and the great thing is you are in excellent shape!! You'll be having a very good "recovery". One of my clients - a mother of 2, 36 years old - turned up the day after her surgery, looking great, just "a bit tired". Cheers!
    3288 days ago
    I will keep you in my prayers. I had my gallbladder removed about 6 years ago. At first it helped me with my weight loss because (not to be graphic but...) everything goes right through you. Take it easy until the doctor says you can exercise again. Just keep your calories at the lower end until you can get up and move again.
    Good luck!
    3288 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    GB surgery isn't the difficult procedure it use to be, so I'm sure it will all go well for you! emoticon Happy St. Pat's Day Next year we will dance our JIG because we will be thin and in shape!! emoticon
    3288 days ago
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