I had my Gallbladder removed today. I developed Gallstones during my pregnancy which, I'm told, is pretty common. I experienced weird back and chest pain throughout my whole pregnancy and around week 25 it got too much to handle. After a visit to my Dr. and an ultra sound I was diagnosed with Gallstones. The only way to get rid of the gallstones was surgery to remove my Gallbladder and I was too late in my pregnancy to have it removed safely. 5 months later... it's gone!!! I am feeling as good as can be expected considering everything my body has been through in the past months. I was extremely groggy and in quite a bit of pain when I first got home this evening around 6 but I've slept all evening. My pain medicine is great so I am feeling okay right now. My surgery was at 12:30 this afternoon so Zak and I dropped Colton at Nanny's house and went to the hospital around 11. The surgery started a little late but went very smooth. Zak even got pictures from the Dr. YUCK...I'll spare you and not post them! :) When we got home my mom and dad brought Colton over and had dinner for Zak. Before surgery I had my mind set on Chinese food for dinner. After surgery I was told to be very careful for the next two weeks with my diet, staying low fat, so I enjoyed a bowl of chicken noodle soup. I guess I understand, my body needs to learn to function without a Gallbladder. When I woke up from surgery I was hungry but definitely DID NOT want Chinese. I've waited this long so I guess I can wait 2 more weeks! When I'm feeling better I will be making up for lost time. Anyone want to go to dinner? Zak is on baby duty for the weekend. For at least the next couple of days they don't want me lifting the baby, even if I feel like I might be able to. I really need to take things slow. I tend to over do it and in the long run that will just make things harder. The nurse today told me not to do any house work for at least two weeks...DARN! Does that mean cooking dinner too??? In two weeks I'll go back to my Dr. to see how I've healed. I am so grateful that I am on maternity leave and have plenty of time to recover. I have so many people around me taking great care of me. I feel lost not being able to pick up the baby, I haven't even been able to hold him tonight, but I know for right now it's what's best. The Dr. made 4 incisions to remove my Gallbladder so my stomach is not looking too hot right now and is very tender. Hopefully I won't have big scars.
Well, its taken me a very long time to write this. I'm not a great writer to start with and the drugs are not helping anything! :) Thank you for the calls and emails to check on me. I appreciate it so much!