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post #41 of 48
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My surgeon told me that the pain and the dizziness were caused by something else, and only the nausea was caused by the gallbladder. Go figure. I'm not going to listen much to the surgeon; he really has little contact with patients before and after the surgery, so how would he really know. I trust my GI doc more, who thinks all the symptoms are gb.

I'm glad its only going to be a month for your surgery. Hang in there. Eat bland and non-fat - it really is better to feel starving than it is to feel nauseous and have pain. I've lost 40 pounds and weigh less now than I did in high school. My surgery is tomorrow.
Good luck with your surgery! I'll be thinking about you. You've been a huge help with all of my gallbladder issues so please remember how awesome of a help you are. It's greatly appreciated. s
post #42 of 48
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My surgeon told me that the pain and the dizziness were caused by something else, and only the nausea was caused by the gallbladder. Go figure. I'm not going to listen much to the surgeon; he really has little contact with patients before and after the surgery, so how would he really know. I trust my GI doc more, who thinks all the symptoms are gb.

I'm glad its only going to be a month for your surgery. Hang in there. Eat bland and non-fat - it really is better to feel starving than it is to feel nauseous and have pain. I've lost 40 pounds and weigh less now than I did in high school. My surgery is tomorrow.
Hope your surgery went well today!


Just wanted to say thank you for this thread. I came here to look for some info, and my symptoms seem so similar to yours (OP) but not nearly so bad. I went to the ER about 3 months ago and they did an EKG thinking it might be my heart, but everything was fine. I got the GERD diagnosis of course and even tried the meds, but it didn't help at all. Next they said it was just anxiety, but too be honest, I'm much less anxious now than I have been for years, so I don't really buy that either. I never would have thought gallbladder, but a lot of what you guys have said here is hitting home, so it's certainly worth me talking to my dr about it.

OP, good luck with your surgery next month. I hope the low fat diet helps you to feel better until then!
post #43 of 48
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I've had less than 5 grams of fat at each meal today and I feel not too bad! Nausea was pretty bad this morning so I took a dose of gravol, and then I started feeling a bit nauseated around dinner time and had a cake decorating course to go to so I took another gravol. But no pain meds needed today, and was able to function throughout the day!
post #44 of 48
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I saw the surgeon today and he is going to get me in for surgery in ONE month. He seemed to think that the surgery would help the stomach pain but believes that the nausea and dizziness are caused from something else. I found that kind of odd since nausea and dizziness are classic symptoms of GB disease.
I am so unbelievably pissed. Pissed off beyond words. My surgeon said I would get in for surgery in 3-4 weeks from my consultation date. It had been 3 weeks on Wednesday. I came home yesterday and had a missed call on my phone and it came up private caller which is what the hospital comes up as. So I called and spoke with the lady at the OR booking. She said that I would be lucky if I got in before the first week of December!! I broke down crying and said how the doctor had told me 3-4 weeks and I was already a day past 3 weeks. She called me back and told me that I have a surgery date of November 30th. I'm able to eat turkey and potatoes. That's it. If I chose to go to another surgeon I would lose my place on the wait list and would have to start back at square one and wait another month for JUST the consultation. So now I've been on gravol and percoset for 2 months and have to stay on for another almost 2 months.
post #45 of 48
When I had gallbladder problems I was on liquid Zantac. I found if I took it at the beginning of an attack it would keep it to a dull roar - no severe pain, no throwing up, etc.

the date being later may not be in the surgeon's control. He can only book surgery for as many spots as the hospital has open in the OR.
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the date being later may not be in the surgeon's control. He can only book surgery for as many spots as the hospital has open in the OR.
I TOTALLY understand that. Trust me I do. BUT the surgeon told me it would be 3-4 weeks, 4 weeks at the latest. He should be more in tune with how long/short his wait list is. He has ONE operating day a week, that's it. If I had gone in there and if he told me "I have a 3 month wait list", I would have been fine with it and asked for another perscription for percoset. Here in our area you have to jump through hoops to get a perscription for narcotics. YOu cannot get them from anyone who is NOT your regular GP or a physician who is caring for you. Your physician cannot call in a perscription. I was trying to ration out my last 4 perscoset so that I could make it another week until my surgery. Now I need to go beg and plead the walk in clinic doctor for a refill, which I probably won't get. I explained everything at my doctors office and I could get in to see her on November 28th......a day BEFORE my surgery.
post #47 of 48
they have the signs that they won't call in rx's here anymore. My dr will though in emergencies(he tends to go against what he considers silly rules,lol)

The hospital my have cut back OR hours from when the surgeon told you 3-4weeks.
post #48 of 48
I'm so sorry, Babygrant. I was happy for you when the surgeon said it would only be 3 weeks.

It is possible to survive this another two months. Depressing, yes. Frustrating, yes. Difficult - yes, on some days. But you WILL get there. This pain WILL end.
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