I had gall bladder removal surgery while I was pregnant as well. The difference with mine was I was just VERY newly pregnant. The day before my surgery they asked if there was a chance I could be pregnant and I told them yes. The nurse told me that "for my sake I'd better hope I wasn't", so they went ahead and did a blood test. I knew regardless, it would come back negative because I wasn't far enough past ovulation. Only 6 days as compared to the 7ish that the blood test needs. Sure enough, it came back negative. The next day I had surgery. It was my first experience with surgery where I had to be put under. I had a cesarean section 14 months before that. I.WAS.TERRIFIED!!! It was supposed to be laprascopic but my gall bladder was actually stuck to my liver so they had to cut me wide open and go in and remove it. I have 5 puncture holes and a 5 inch long incision. They wanted me to stay in the hospital for 7 days but I told them on the 3rd day that if they didn't release me I was leaving anyways LOL, so they let me out.
Exactly a week from the blood draw they did to see if I was pregnant, I got what I thought was my period, put a tampon and went about my day. I remember telling my husband that I was glad we weren't pregnant because of the surgery. Well I got home and went to change my tampon and there was barely anything on it. NOT normal for the first day of my period. I called my husband and told him to stop at the store and grab a pregnancy test. Poor guy was so confused because I had just told him an hour before that I WASN'T pregnant. I took the test and it was very positive.
Healing went well until I started getting a belly. It stretched my newly healed incision to the point of it hurting me everytime I used my stomach muscles. I had my baby 6 weeks ago and I still can't cough or sneeze without being in some pain on that scar.
Jaclyn, Madly in with DH, Scott. Mama to Calli Elizabeth (23 months) & our new little man, Bode Keam (9 weeks).