If you follow my personal Facebook account you may have noticed last month that I was spamming Facebook with my regular updates on my operation … Although I work hard at trying to not be spammy on Facebook I was in a mess and needed positivity.
After having an awful time of it for nearly a year I had been having the most uncomfortable pains under my ribs on the right, and heartburn and indigestion along with quite acute bouts of IBS like symptoms and so when back in December last year it was discovered that I had a giant gallstone in my gallbladder that in fact could be the culprit to my issues I was relieved to hear it was going to be taken out.
I was relieved until the phone call that made it real and gave me 9 days notice of the cancellation appointment they had given me for the 27th March.
Within an hour of agreeing to the slot I was in turmoil, I felt sick, anxious and out-and-out terrified, you see I have a problem .. I have a fear of death and so anything that takes the control from me (prime example an operation) and I go into complete meltdown.
By the morning of the operation I was having a complete meltdown .. with feeling sick, hot and cold sweats almost hyperventilating … thankfully hubs was with me and his laid-back attitude does tend to chill me out.
Thankfully I didn’t have to wait too long and I was down in theatre just after lunch instead of having to wait all afternoon as originally thought although paper pants never ever get anymore attractive either!
On waking in recovery I was in immense pain but thankfully an extra shot of morphine did the trick and after a few hours drifting in sleep limbo land while the aesthetic wore off I was certain I was not staying in!
So when hubs came back I was off! home within 9 hours of surgery …
There really is nothing like recuperating at home compared to a hospital ward.
After a month I can now confirm that deciding to go ahead and have my gallbladder removed was the wisest choice ever! … My 4 wounds have healed well and within a week or so I was pretty much doing everything I did before, although now minus the continued gallstone pain!
Good riddance gallbladder .. It wasn’t nice knowing you!