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I am sorry to hear and that's unpleasant but anything can happen with this type of surgery. It is serious elective surgery and that is why you have to jump through so many hoops just to get to the operating room. It was a good thing that you did not delay in reporting this pain. When I lost weight the first time, through diet and exercise, my gall bladder nearly killed me. I had no pain or discomfort whatsoever. All of a sudden one day I was just getting progressively sicker and sicker. I thought I was coming down with the flu until one of my college roommates found me semi-conscious and I was rushed to the hospital. I had emergency surgery to remove my gall bladder. I remember the ultrasound tech yanked the emergency cord on the side of the wall when she saw the size of the gall bladder. Scary stuff. This was back in February of 2002. Surgeon told me I am lucky to be alive because if this had happened when I was at my heaviest weight, he might not have been able to get to the gall bladder in time to safely remove it. I was in the hospital of 2 weeks because my gall bladder had become infected and there was concern of an infection spread.
I am glad I told my doctor what was going on. I am so sorry this happened to you but I'm glad you are alright now!!! [emoji16]

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Just now, angyplus5 said:

I am glad I told my doctor what was going on. I am so sorry this happened to you but I'm glad you are alright now!!!

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Meh, it's a long time ago. I think the best moment was when the surgeon sternly lectured me about having pain and not reporting it. I looked at him, laughed, and said, "That's the problem, doc, I wasn't having any pain at all." To which he frowned and walked off. Terrible bedside manner but phenomenal surgeon.

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