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I knew there had to be one catch with the surgery as everything else is going so fine, no dumpings, no nausea, no pain for 3 months.

And then. Out of nowhere I had to be admitted to hospital today and will probably have to remove my gallbladder. Yep. There it was. The pain was unbearable. I never had such pains. It lasted for hours and they kept pumping me full of oxy every half hour.

What now? I am a little mad about myself at the moment!

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I haven’t had wls yet but I have had my gallbladder removed. It is definitely a terrible pain, mine began when I was pregnant with my daughter and I didn’t get it removed for 5 years 😬 I just learned what not to eat to try and prevent gallbladder attacks. Still ended up in the ER a few times because the pain would become unbearable. After surgery though, for me healing wasn’t bad at all. I only took pain meds a day or 2 after surgery and was fine to return to work after a week. I hope after you have surgery you get back to being pain free!

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Even though I never had issues with my gall bladder they ended up taking it out during my bypass. They said it was the size of a softball. I had some awful pain up until the end of 3 weeks out.

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Even though I never had issues with my gall bladder they ended up taking it out during my bypass. They said it was the size of a softball. I had some awful pain up until the end of 3 weeks out.

I just posted to another, so I mostly copied and pasted my answer here.
Sometimes they just go bad. Mine went bad suddenly, well maybe not. I ignore pain really well. So, my first symptom was puking everything even Water, followed by an er visit, cuz 48 hrs without liquid while puking equals baddd. 7 days later, my GB was removed, it was "ugly".
Since then I have encountered many people with similar stories. If you manage to keep it, have some pineapple with every meal, and avoid iceberg lettuce. In fact, go for the greens that are thicker, like fresh spinach, butter lettuce, baby hearts of romaine... These things are true for if you lose it as well.
Sorry if I sound bossy, but I want to save you pain.
Unfortunately, you may find that some meats won't sit well anymore. And it is different for everone.
I take Papaya enzymes to help out. Most use pineapple enzymes, I'm allergic.1575082356447~2.jpeg

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i had mine removed 10 weeks after I had my son. Pain was worse than childbirth. Once it was out healing was easy and quick only issue I had was gas pain in my shoulder. Good luck to you, it will be so much better once it's out!

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SapB,

Thanks for the information! Not one medical person has told me what to do or expect after it's removal. I will look for the Papaya or pineapple enzymes today, thanks!

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