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LAUREL777 Posts: 136
4/28/12 6:04 A

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Thanks for your support and feedback, it helps :) XX Laur

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4/26/12 3:20 P

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Good news on your successful GB removal.
It has been 18 months since my GB removal and my bm's are still very loose. They are not as frequent as just after the surgery but usually more than once a day. Your body needs to learn how to deal with the bile since the GB is not there. The liver has added work to do as does the intestine.
It took me at least six months to get back to normal otherwise. As Liz said, the anaesthetic has an effect on your body. It always throws me for a loop and this time was the worst.
My hair got thin and brittle, I was tired, low mood, couldn't concentrate, etc.
So, continue being as active as you have been and this will all pass and you will get back, not better than, before.
Keep us posted.

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4/22/12 5:04 P

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Hi Laurel
I think your BMs will get back to normal over time - I remember it took a while for me, but it did slowly improve, and quite back to normal now. As to feeling tired - I guess you had a general anaesthetic, and that can make you feel wiped out for a long time until it gets out of your system, plus you were not well before the op, and any surgery needs time for recovery. Could be all that pond digging as well!

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LAUREL777 Posts: 136
4/22/12 2:36 P

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Hi everyone :) The surgery went fine, thanks. Post surgery, I find I seldom have formed stools and this freaks me out a bit. I have also been feeling really tired the past few months, yawn a lot and have trouble keeping my eyes open when reading etc, those symptoms probably have nothing to do with the surgery, but I do feel wiped out. On a positive note, I have been doing plenty of gardening, completed my pond, and take nature walks with the dog. The nausea I had prior to having my GB removed is gone, as are the backaches. Question??? Do you think my BM's will ever return to normal? Anyone with any experience of that? I think having the surgery was a good decision, I seem to be able to eat anything with no problems. My scars have a bit of thick scar tissue, but all and all I am happy with the results and pleased to have had it done:)

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4/22/12 10:15 A

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So, how are you doing since the surgery? Any update for the group?

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Glad your surgery is done, and good wishes for a full recovery. I had mine done 18 months ago, and it has been a great success, can eat anything (in moderation, of course!), and no more fear of flare-ups and pain.
Good luck with your goals
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Glad to hear you are having a good resolution to your surgery.
Don't know why the acid reflux, though. Are you eating saturated fats and spicy foods?
Sat fats can be a problem after gb removal.
Keep us posted.

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LAUREL777 Posts: 136
2/19/12 2:50 A

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Hi, my name is Laurel. I had my GB out by keyhole surgery, about 12 days ago. I'd say the op went pretty well, though I had to stay in the hospital an extra day because I was unable to urinate after the op and needed a catheter to let the urine out. I think that was a reaction to the anesthetic, but after about 8 hours, I was back to normal. I am still pretty sore at the belly button incision site, but not too bad. I am having fairly normal bowel movements, just a few looser ones. I seem to be able so far to eat pretty much anything, although I have had acid reflux and heartburn a few times. This was the first operation I have ever had , so I was pretty nervous, but I would say it all went well in the end and now I am glad I finally had it done.

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