I had my gall bladder removed last THursday. It was done laparoscopically. It was supposed to have been out paitient but I had to stay overnight due to a drainage tube being needed.
A week later I am having a bad stinging/burning pain in my upper right midsection. This is a pain that I had right after surgery but it is still pretty intense at times.
I am just wondering how long the pain takes to go away. People I talked to before the surgery said they were up and going in three days and had very little pain. Did having the drainage tube make that much difference? I got dressed for about 3 hours yesterday and that was about all I could stand before the pain got bad.
Just wondering if anyone else who has had gall bladder surgery could share their recovery time. I am doing well except for that pain. I am eating OK. Other organs seem to be doing the job they are supposed to do.
I don't go back to the doctor until next week for my followup. I guess I was just wondering is this pain normal?
Thanks for any input.