I am having my first surgery this week: Advice?

I’m getting my gallbladder removed this week, the first surgery, & I am terrified! Any advice before or after surgery?

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Just had my gallbladder out not that long ago it really wasn’t that bad but listen to your doctor and get rest and no lifting for about 3 to 4 weeks

Easy on the greasy food

You will feel soooo much better afterwards!! But be careful sitting down & getting up that was the worst for me… takes like 3 or 4 days to start feeling better.

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Gallbladder surgery is much easier today. Just follow your doctor’s advice and walk around - don’t just sit or lie around. Good luck!

You will feel so much better after. Be sure to follow all orders the dr gives for after surgery especially the lifting and stuff. The first two or three days after I was in a lot of pain but then it’s got much better.

Not to bad had two surgeries also to remove all gallstones you’ll feel better

Mine was easy peasy. So much better than having gall stones. Up and walking right away. No pain pills.

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Looks like im gonna have to have mine out at some point…Has anyone had any effects further down the line after having it out…Heard can cause bouts of diarrhoea…

I had mine out. a very easy surgery.easy recovery.you will feel so much better after gallbladder is out.

Had mine out at 19 and never felt better a little sore but no problems

I had mine removed 2 years ago. I don’t have the pain anymore, however, (tmi) certain foods go right through me.

Hug a pillow while coughing

You should be fine you well be a little sore for a couple of day. Get a good cream for when you heal for the scar

Everyone is differnt, it took me about a month to recover, Be careful what you eat afterwards, you will find out what food triggers you, for me it’s cream, greasy food and alcohol xx

I had my gallbladder removed and it was a simple surgery all will be good the recovery is a pain in the ass because you aren’t supposed to drive for 2 weeks but other than that easy surgery. Prayers for a fast recovery.

I had mine done awhile ago. It’s an easy surgery and you should be fine within a wk or two. Not too painful.

I had mine removed in 99. The one where they make the 4 little incisions. I took a week off work and I needed that to recover. Sleeping sitting up, eating light, and lots of rest. Once the staples were removed I could shower again. Holding a pillow against my tummy to laugh or cough. It wasn’t bad. Good luck.

I’ve had 7 surgeries and gall bladder removal was the easiest. Cleaned my whole house the next day :speak_no_evil:

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I got my gallbladder out when I was 19 and I am 34 now it wasn’t bad at all but I only had 4 little incisions it only took me a week to fully recover I couldn’t drive or pick up a gallon of milk or vacuum had to sleep on the couch because I couldn’t get out of bed because it hurt to much.