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150 Today! - Gallbladder Issues



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Today I officially hit 150!!! 150.4 actually - never in my wildest dreams did I think I would succeed at this surgery! Praise be to God!

:nonod: On another note - I had an ultrasound today that confirms what I already suspected - I have gallstones. Several large ones in my gallbladder and a couple lodged in a bile duct leading to the liver. I have a surgical consult scheduled for Monday - my DR wants me to get it removed asap - My AST/ALT levels are sky high 330 and 570 - my bilirubin levels are high - all points to gallbladder. And the darn pain is unbelieveable! OMG these gotta go!

I knew going into this surgery that GB attacks and stones was pretty common in VSG and weightloss patients - of course I never considered it could happen to me - but I will take the good (150) with the bad! God does not give you more than you can handle! And I wonder what the gallbladder weights??? Perhaps I will dip into the 140's by having it removed - lol

It is hard to believe that I have gone from 239.8 last year at this time

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To 150.4 today - don't mind the shirt it's an ongoing joke with some friends!

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Congrats!!! You look amazing....I am so close to losing 100 lbs since surgery and I feel absolutely amazing!!! But just like you I am suspecting gallbladder issues...after I eat I have been getting pains in my side. Not excruciating like you are describing but definitely uncomfortable. I go Tuesday for my ultrasound I knew that it could happen but I didn't realize at only 4 months out I would be having this problem =(

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you look amazing!!!! Thanks for the post, very inspiring~

Sorry to hear about your gall bladder :-(

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Hi Kimmies;

You look simply amazing...love the smile. Remember your start of this journey and liked watching your progress. Congratulations!

Yeah, about 33% of WLS patients have to have thier galbladder removed at some point. Small price to pay for such incredible results. Keep smiling. Wow!

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Girl 140's are around the corner, maybe tomorrow YAYYYYY! I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a good thing you are taking care of the gallbladder issue. My hubby suffered with attacks for years and finally had his removed as well.

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We are in the same boat! I had my gallbladder removed on Tuesday after an attack of pancreatitis due to a gallstone in the pancreatic duct, and wow was that painful. My surgeon also wanted my gallbladder out ASAP so it was done six days after the attack. I had a lap cholesystectomy so now I have nine scars on my tummy, four from the gallbladder and five from the gastrectomy. I am still walking bent over a bit as the incisions hurt but each day is a little better. I was pumped with more than 3 liters of Fluid during the hospital stay so I was up every 90 minutes the first night peeing. I haven't gotten on the scale yet but since I haven't eaten much since Nov. 30th I expect to be down 3 or 4 lbs. I rescheduled my facelift for 1/4/12 after realizing there was no way I could travel the day after gallbladder surgery!

Good luck and I'll be hoping you have an easy recovery! And you look fabulous!

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Congrats!! You look Awesome!!!

I had my gall bladder out with my sleeve surgery as I had , had attacks before and really did not want surgery again.

Good luck !! It will go well..

Julie

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You look wonderful. Hopefully your experience with gallbladder surgery is like mine (and many others). It is a breeze, as far as surgeries go and I have had breast reduction, open hysterectomy and now VSG. Congratulations on your weight loss.

@ Foxbins- Like you I had one VERY painful attack and had to have the surgery a few days after. That was after a loss of 50 pounds on Weight Watchers. Glad to hear you are feeling better every day.

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KImmes,

Congrats on the 150 marker... bloody brilliant! Well done you, and boy, you look amazing too... your face says it all! And your hair! My God, what I would give for a head of hair like yours... it looks so thick and shiny!

Good luck with the gallstone surgery... here's hoping it will be a smooth op and a smoother recovery...x

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Coops - You just made me laugh out loud - my deceiving hair! My hair is thin and fine - products make it look thick - I always get comments about how great my hair looks - hahaha. I use the "Instyler" hair tool for curling and volume. I use Rusk W8less Hairspray (I swear by this product)!

I lost quite a bit of hair early on - that drove me crazy - but most has come back now and it think it may be a bit thicker than before surgery, which is great because I always have had fine hair. My hair stylist has been with me for 20+ years and is brilliant! She always makes me walk out of her salon with a smile on my face - and who knows what color of hair! Right now I am toffee brown - but next week i have an appointment with her and we are changing it up!

Thank you for the compliments - I have to show that to my stylist because she will love to read that! :)

Kim

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