Gall Bladder removal after Gastric Bypass
Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:47 PM
Has anyone else had this problem?
I just want the darn gall bladder taken out so this pain will go away. They say that only my PCP can get the tests ordered or refer me to a GI specialist but the ER can't do the necessary testing and/or the removal. They say it's an elective surgery. HA!!! Like I electively want to deal with this pain anymore.
I made an appointment with my bypass surgeon for tomorrow and hopefully he can get me on the right path to gall bladder removal.
Thanks for listening and allowing a small vent session.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:06 AM
They really need to do an ultrasound on the gallbladder and if that doesn't show an issues, check for stones/sludge/blockage in the common bile duct.
9/24/07 - Lap. - RNY with umbilical hernia repair
10/27/08 - Open - removal of omental mass, gallbladder, appendix, adhesions
11/12/10 - Open - bilateral femoral hernia repair
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up".
~*♥*~ Thomas Edison ~*♥*~
Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:10 AM
The week before my surgery I had another attack, not a big one, so my surgeon asked if I could deal with it so that way we didn't have to re-schedule my RNY and he could take the gall bladder during surgery if it looked bad. Well after my 2 day clear liquid diet the pain cleared up and of course it looked great when he went in there.
At this point I am wondering what else it could be????????
I have an appt with my surgeon this morning so hopefully he can give some answers or at least a plan to get answers. I have to work full time and this pain is making it even difficult to get out of bed each day so far.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:43 PM
You are your own advocate - keep telling your doctor whats going on and do not give up!
Scale Stomper #10 (to be thin again )
306 / 296 / 177 / 160
Gallbladder removed 02/10/11
Century Club and "One"derland - 02/18/2011
Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:37 PM