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2/18/12 12:48 P

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Go through all this with your doctor before the surgery.
And, it depends on your own body how you will react to either surgery and how long you will need to heal.
With the lap you can probably be back at work with no lifting in a few days. With the full, open procedure it will like be weeks.
Limiting sat fat is good even after the surgery. Everyone reacts diffently to different foods and you should tread lightly when introducing food back into your diet. Small quanities and see how you react.
Some people have problem with explosive bowels, some don't.
Talk to your doctor.
Good luck.
Keep us posted.

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2/17/12 9:28 P

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I'll be having my gallbladder removed on Friday, Feb 24 (one week from today). I've had pain off and on for the past couple of years...mainly a dull ache...but the doc ordered an ultrasound and they found some stones and sludge...I'm still reluctant to have the surgery but would be nice to be pain-free...I'm hoping for the laproscopic procedure, but doc said they have to do open and won't know until they start the procedure...that's kind of scarey...not knowing what kind it will be when you wake up...I've been on a very low fat diet and that has helped as far as pain...just want to know the best foods to eat and what to avoid after the surgery...also, how long does it take to heal if done lap vs open and how long should I expect to be out of work? (secretary) thanks for any info. Carol

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1/4/12 11:51 A

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And, hopefully you will just have the day surgery rather than the long incision type.
You should get much relief from the removal.
Take a bunch of questions with you to the doctor so you don't forget anything.
Especially ask about how your digestion process changes after the gb is removed and about bowel movement changes, consuming saturated fats, etc.

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I'm meeting up with my surgeon on Friday to fix a date for my surgery. Looks like I've been lurking around too long without going for surgery and now it's come to the point where I really have to take it out because whatever I eat is causing me an attack. I really don't like living with pain. I hope to get the surgery done soon so I can get back to life without pain.

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