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07-29-2009, 12:53 AM
My surgery went well and it went so well that they decided to send me home... they usually do with lap. people but they decided to with me as well.

Gall bladder is gone.
Pain is under control.
4 incisions all look good.

Thanks for all of the prayers dolls! They worked.

Off to bed.


07-29-2009, 12:58 AM
Wow-you are one tough Cookie!! I guess after what you've been through, sleeping in your own bed, is the best medicine. Take Care, and try to Rest Up and don't over-do it!!

07-29-2009, 12:58 AM
Welcome home! Sleep well! :)

07-29-2009, 01:08 AM
Can you say....I Heart Percocet???LOL!!!

07-29-2009, 01:16 AM
wow, glad to hear you're doing well!

07-29-2009, 01:29 AM
awesome!! Rest up girlie :)

07-29-2009, 01:38 AM
Glad you made it home safe and sound, sweetie! I hope this is the end of all the trips to the ER for you!

07-29-2009, 01:42 AM
So glad you are home and on the road to recovery :)

07-29-2009, 01:45 AM
Yay!!! :) Glad to hear it went well.

07-29-2009, 01:46 AM
That is wonderful! :)

Arctic Mama
07-29-2009, 02:10 AM
Welcome back and speedy healing!

07-29-2009, 02:14 AM
So glad to hear it went well and that this era of gall bladder attacks is behind you! Rest up, stay ahead of the pain, and feel better soon!

07-29-2009, 02:26 AM
Rest and take it easy. You'll up and going in no time.

When I had my taken out, the key was to sleep slighly upright so that I didn't have to put as much work into getting up. Mine was done Lap as well, I just didn't realize how much you use your trunk (core) to do anything.

07-29-2009, 03:50 AM
Wow, that's amazing! Glad to hear it went so well and so pleased you're home already. :hug:

07-29-2009, 07:12 AM
Yay!!! It's over. Finally. You can put those gall bladder episodes behind you now. Thank Goodness. Sounds like everything went well. Although am I hearing that you didn't get it done laproscopically? Regardless, it seems as if everything went smoother then smooth. Here's hoping your recovery does the same and then some. You are quite the trooper! Rest. Take care of you and before you know it, you will be up and running......

07-29-2009, 07:48 AM
Sorry RR. I know it was a bit fuzzy. It WAS done Laproscopically thankfully.

IF I end up with another attack it's because there is a stone bouncing around that caused my pancreatitis attack and they'll have to go down with a scope and take it out. IF. I surely hope NOT but it's a possibility. Bleck.

I'm feeling okay. I had some toast with pb and honey for dinner last night (first solids in 5 days!) and I just got up at 3:30 am, had some peanut butter on crackers and yogurt. I'm going to take some more ibuprofen and go back to bed.

Bed is consisting of my glider in my living room, covered with a sheet with a fan directly on me. lol! IT'S SO HOT here.

Thanks for the support chickies!!! I didn't make a food plan for today. Going to eat little bits of healthy foods and try to heal. Back on plan for thursday though :)

07-29-2009, 07:49 AM
I've got 4 holes from my laparoscopic cholecystectomy - I thought that was the norm? Maybe they just couldn't find mine lol!
The top scar I always see. The bottom one I only see when I lose weight - can't see it yet!

07-29-2009, 07:51 AM
Sweet. Good to hear all is well and good to have you back. ;)

07-29-2009, 07:57 AM
No need to apologize. I think you're more then a bit entitled to be a bit fuzzy ;). I'm thrilled that it was indeed to be done laproscopically.

Sounds like you're more then holding your own. You're going to improve in leaps and bounds day by day, I just know it. :hug:

07-29-2009, 08:16 AM
Wonderful. Get some rest! :hug:

07-29-2009, 08:18 AM
Glad your home and doing so well. :hug:

07-29-2009, 08:22 AM
thanks ladies! Just took my drugs and off to the chair.

I too have four holes. One right below my breastbone, one above my belly button and two on my right side, one right beside the other. They are pretty small.

Judy Lynn
07-29-2009, 09:00 AM
Glad to hear you are doing so well.

07-29-2009, 09:03 AM
Welcome home :hug:

07-29-2009, 09:32 AM
So glad to hear that it went well. Rest, heal and before long, you will be telling us about everything you are doing again. Maybe those stones will give you another two pound weight loss. :)

07-29-2009, 09:35 AM
So glad you are home!!!! Sleeping in your own bed is SO much better!!!! Take care of yourself!

07-29-2009, 10:02 AM
Whew, thank heavens it's finally all over! Take it easy over there and don't over do it.

07-29-2009, 10:08 AM
So glad to hear your surgery went well and that you are home. Rest and recuperate, and follow all the doctor's orders. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery! :hug:

07-29-2009, 10:24 AM
I am glad it is all over for you! Rest up and enjoy being at home.

07-29-2009, 10:28 AM
Take care of yourself Beautiful! I'm so happy things went well, and you are home!

07-29-2009, 10:31 AM
Glad to hear it went well! Take care!

07-29-2009, 11:00 AM
It's so good to have you back, Tammy! Here, let us tuck you in, turn on the 3fc virtual AC and sing a 44-part harmony lullaby. There should be lots of rest and recuperation in your day planner for the next few days. And no more pain!


07-29-2009, 11:27 AM
Happy to hear it. Rest up now!

07-29-2009, 11:43 AM
So happy to hear that you are home and on the way to recovery!!!

07-29-2009, 11:56 AM
Tammy glad to hear you are home already. Get Well Soon!


07-29-2009, 11:57 AM
It is a blessing to know you are done with the surgery and home! Now...take it easy and let your body heal!!!!

better health3
07-29-2009, 12:06 PM
Thanks for letting us know. Hope you heal quickly, and if you have drainage tubes that they can come out quickly. Here is to a speedy recovery.

07-29-2009, 12:08 PM
Glad you're home and all is well!

07-29-2009, 12:11 PM
Sending you get well ballons and flowers. I am so glad everything went smooth for you!

07-29-2009, 01:03 PM
I'm so happy for you, I have a big grin on my face. I'm so glad it went well, you were in my thoughts all day yesterday! Lot's of Hugs!

07-29-2009, 01:03 PM
Wow!! That was fast!! How are you feeling today?? Hugs!!!!!

07-29-2009, 01:28 PM
Glad to hear you're home and recovering! And glad you only got a few small scars. I have a big "zipper" scar across my abdomen from when I had my gallbladder out, but that was about 20 years ago.

07-29-2009, 02:44 PM
welcome back, cfmama! so glad that you are on the mend!

07-29-2009, 02:57 PM
Glad to hear it all went well!! Get some well deserved rest!

07-29-2009, 03:02 PM
I am feeling okay this morning! No drains thankfully. It hurts to cough, laugh etc but it's all good. Just ate more toast with peanut butter (the only thing I want) and tomorrow I'll start charting my food again. It's nice to eat the first solid food in a week!!!!

Hopefully there will be no more "attacks" but if there is... that means there is a stone bouncing around in the ducts and they'll send a scope down and grab it. It's a possibility but one that I hope does not come to fruition.

Thanks for all of the support girls. Your prayers and wishes pulled me through.

loves and hugs

07-29-2009, 03:04 PM
You're welcome.

Continue to take care of you. I'm praying for an uneventful and quick recovery :hug:

Shannon in ATL
07-29-2009, 03:07 PM
I'm so glad you are home and everything went well! :hug:

07-29-2009, 04:25 PM
Good to hear it went well, hope you have a speedy recovery!


07-29-2009, 10:34 PM
I'm way late to this thread but so glad it went well and you're home quickly.