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dollymix

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dollymix says:

gallbladder removed!!


Well after years of putting up with the pain from gallstones, this week I finally had the operation to remove my gallbladder.

 

I had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy , which bascially is keyhole surgery to remove the gallbladder. I am still a bit sore (op was on wednesday) and have been trying to keep it all still to heal...but I wondered if anyone else had had this operation and soon it was before they were back up n running - especially with regards to mucking out, lugging haynets and riding!!

 

Thanks for any advice


 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: gallbladder removed!!

Hi Sarah, so glad that your op went well, I have'nt had keyhole surgery so can't really answer your question. You will probably get tired easily atm and may need to rest in the afternoon. I would check with your GP about when it's best to return to normal duties ! Actually a bit of light riding in walk would probably be better than lugging water and hay etc. I had an op a few years ago and the mistake i made was to do too much too soon then i felt sick and tired out. Take it easy for a few days and then introduce things gradually, let me know how you are doing, take care of yourself, Lyn XX  

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: gallbladder removed!!

 I think you have to take it easy for a while because your body goes into shock when there's a major wound somewhere.  I had key hole when I got sterilized but at the time I didn't have horses so I was up and running pretty quick.  Lugging hay nets etc can wait get yourself well first xx

 

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: gallbladder removed!!

Nothad any surgery so can't helpyou with your question. Just want to say glad your op went well. Hope it doesn't take too long for you to recover. Don't do anything that you don't feel able to doand let you healup properly before doing too much.

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

Re: gallbladder removed!!

thanks for the sympathy people! Feelign a bit sorry for myself today - had hoped to go and visit the ponios tonight to cheer myelf, but my stitches have been quite sore today so my OH has told me to stay put

 

It' quite sad how much you miss them isn't it? Have been cheering myself up by looking at photos but nothing beats a whiskery nuzzle from my girls...

 

Lyn - I was thinking the same re riding...but i think I'll have to stick to Luna for the first week as not sure i'll be able to get down from dulci'es great height! Plus I know Luna will look after me - she is quite sensitive when something is wrong

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sasha99

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sasha99 says:

Re: gallbladder removed!!

i put a post up 2 days ago dont know where its gone:/

I had my gallbladder removed sept 2010 (like you after years of agony) i would say it all depends, my doctor said about 2 weeks take it easy then see how u go but i was alot better after a week but just didnt do much lifting at work. think it all depends on how your scars heal to be honest, mine healed well bar the one on my belly button as had a bit of a cough and think that kept pulling at the stiitches. riding personally i think would be easier then yard uties etc (i didnt have horse at the time ya see!) youl be fine before you know it dont worry!

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: gallbladder removed!!

No heavy yard duties for at least 3 - 4 weeks post op unless you want to wreck your stitches.  Start off slowly and build yourself up gradually rather than jumping straight back into it, surgery no matter if it's laparoscopic or laparotomy is a major assault on the body and things take time to knit back together again - you've basically been sliced open with a sharp instrument, had your organs rumbled about a bit, had a bit chopped off and internally stitched up, then been sewn back together again.  The perfect equilibrium of the body has been interrupted and needs to rebalance itself, as well as undergo healing.  Calm down woman!

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