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February 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm #30120SpikeyjayceeMember
Hi Jewels sweetheart,
Sorry to hear you have been having problems, It really shouldnt be this way unfortunatley if it is gallstones which have been festering then they will show up pretty soon,
Please try to avoid greasy foods, they seem to set me off……. but I am in nowhere near as much pain as you suggest you are……
5 stone is what I had got up too…that in itself is one heck of an achievement..well done… feels good doesnt it lol…….
So lets get you fixed up so you can start enjoying this journey, it will get better honest it will..
When it does, hopefully the suffering will be forgettable as you appriciate the better life ahead..
Keep your chin up…. their have you sorted soon…
Buzz xxxAugust 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm #35952
Well after meeting alot of lovely people at the Tea Party yesterday I was asked why I hadn’t updated people with my progress with food, gallstones etc. Thanks Ms Elle (I think it was) who has reminded me to bring you all up to date. So here goes:
I now have a date for my gall bladder to be removed – Weds 1 Sept. Originally they wanted to operate on 11 August – 3 days before the tea party!!! I asked for it to be moved back cos nothing was gonna stop me getting to that tea party! So Sept 1 is operation No 2 day. I don’t know – no operations for 43 years, then 2 in the same year – bit like buses eh? lol. I don’t suffer too bad with pain cos of the gall baldder – my side aches a bit at times – a bit like a stitch. It could also be the 3 trips to the gym a week and the 2 mile walk home every night!! Six months ago that would have been an impossible task…!! Food wise, well bread is a definite nono. A few weeks back I thought I’d give it a go and had 2 slices of wholemeal toast for breakfast one Friday morning. By the afternoon I was feeling uncomfortable and by the Saturday evening I was back at A & E after trying everything to unblock myself. Sennokot, lactolose, sugar free sweets, even a suppository up the backside (and that is an experience I would not like to repeat!) – but nothing would shift it. It was like trying to pass an elephant through the eye of a needle! A & E said I was doing all I could – it would just take time. I was in a lot of discomfort though cos I couldn’t walk, stand, sit – it was a nightmare. On Monday I went to the doctors and he gave me movicol. Although befoe I went to see him things had started ‘moving’. In fact my poor toilet saw what was coming and tried to run and hide….too late…it got it full in the face! I took the movicol and things did ease abit although my poor bum!! Now I’ve learnt not to hold it if I need the toilet (which I guess I did do beforehand). If its been a few days and I haven’t gone then I would take a movical just to help things along. I’m hoping after my gall bladder is taken out things will get back to normal. I’m a bit apprehensive about having the gall bladder op at Eastbourne DGH. After St Richards its like having beefburger when you’ve tasted steak! I’m hoping the fact I’ve lost 6.5 stone in weight will also help with the op and the recovery time. So there you have it……….I will post again after my gall bladder op to let you know how I got on. Thanks for listening. TTFN. Julie xAugust 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm #35944
Hey there Julie yes it was me who asked to give us an update thank you for that its so nice to read your story good/bad whatever we all care and want to follow you along with your journey.
Great meeting you, you looked fab thanks again Julie good luck for your op in september much love to you xxxxxAugust 16, 2010 at 6:12 am #35953
Thanks Ms Ellie. glad I got the right person!! Was lovely to meet you on Saturday – just wished I’d met you earlier so we could have spent a bit more time talking instead of hubby and I having to dash for a bus! Maybe at the next get together?August 16, 2010 at 6:37 am #35945
No worries there Julie will so look forward to catching up with you again xxxAugust 16, 2010 at 11:08 am #35948LINDY LOOMember
:high5:Hiya julie T. glad things are moving.
You are forced to be anxious about gall bladder op. I had mine removed 9 years ago ( key hole ) I was scared. However, despite my op taking 4 hours instead of 40 minutes I was fine. I woke up to see a jar with my gallstones in a jar at the side of the bed, 46 stones. I was glad to get rid of those. I was so long because the GB was imbedded in my liver and took some moving I messed my surgeons list up for the day. I had a drain in until the next day and took paracetamol but was fine. I had to stay in hospital about 3 days ( one extra with being diabetic).
Lindy LooAugust 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm #35954
UPDATE: My gall baldder op has been postponed. Apparently the scan I had recently needs further investigations. Great – I had myself all psyched up for the op and now I feel deflated. Should I be worried about the ‘investigations’?August 29, 2010 at 9:14 pm #35949LINDY LOOMember
Sorry to hear of postponement. keep us up to date.
Lindy LooSeptember 24, 2010 at 5:46 am #35955
Well. after my gallbladder op was postponed, I contacted my hospital and wad told that the recenet scan had shown up shadows that they were sure of what they were so they referred me to St Thomas’ in London for an endosopy (Nothing local then – lol) and yesterday was the day. Should have realised nothing would be straight forward when we tried to get off the train at Clapham Junction to get a connecting train to Wateloo – the train doors wouldn’t open at all for anybody! We ended up going in Victoria and getting on another train back out to Clapham Junction. It was also raining as well! I should add at this point that I’d had problems just trying to find out if St Thomas’ had even received my referral – the first one didn’t arrive and had to be sent again. Then trying to contact the hospital last week I was told to leave a message then told I couldn’t leave a message cos the mailbox was full! This did not bode well. Anyway back to St Thomas. We were told that even though my appt was at 1.30pm we should allow a whole afternoon for the procedure and follow up cos they can get busy. As it turns out we got there early, I was in by 1.10pm and out just after 2.30pm. If you don’t know what an endoscopy entails its basically where they sedate you, then shove a camera down your throat to see whats going on in your stomach. I said to the assessment nurse it is on my notes that I’ve had a gastric bypass. No. it seems the referring letetr didn’t mention that. So after having the camera put down my throat which leaves your throat feeeling like you have 2 bog lumps there, I was taken to recovery. After a cup of tea and a biscuit the consultant came to see me. Now it seems that the procedure had been a waste of time because the camera couldn’t get to the bottom of my stomach because of my bypass!!! Now why hadn’t someone thought this one through????? I’d seen 3 different consultants since the original gallstones episodes first started and each time I had stated I’d had a gastric bypass – surely one of them would have made a note of it!!! So I asked the consultant yesterday what happens now. It gets referred back to my original consultant and after that….who knows??? Whether they will still take my gall bladder out I don’t know. I just know that after yesterday I felt really p****d off. Why don’t department talks to each other….Why is it always the patient who ends up suffering???? I wll keep yopu posted as to any developments. I have to say that this episode strengthens the arguement for having your gall bladder taken out at the same time as you have the bypass. It would save an awful lot of problems later on……..September 24, 2010 at 7:26 am #35947PreciousMember
Oh no, not good at all 🙁 I hope you get sorted soon and don’t have too many flare ups in the process. I had gall stones and the pain is awful Iknow. Good luck, keep us posted xxxxSeptember 24, 2010 at 11:14 am #35951petalMember
Oh I do feel sorry for you, what a horrid experience you have had, hope you get some joy from someone soon (who knows what they are doing!) hugs xxSeptember 24, 2010 at 12:12 pm #35950BrainsMember
How horrid for you all this hassle as if the pain was not enough.
I hope they sort you out soon good luck :grouphug:September 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm #35946
Oh Julie I really feel for you I really hope things improve for you huni xxx Thinking of you xxxxSeptember 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm #35956
Thanks for all your replies……..will keep you posted of what happens…if anything does happen of course….lolSeptember 30, 2010 at 6:08 am #35957
UPDATE- rang Eastbourne Hospital yesterday. Seems St Thomas now write back to the endo specialist who in turn contacts the original referring consultant and then he makes the decision what to do next. So it looks like it will be another couple of weeks before I hear anything. In the meantime the gall bladder has started hurting again. Its been six months now since it all started. I feel like I’ve spent the whole year just waiting for people to get back to me with appointments. I am seriously thinking of taking out my own gall bladder just to get it over and done with….lol!!
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