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October 06, 2008

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Jean

Oh...well...SHIT. This just sucks.

But, on the positive side, a young woman at work just had her gallbladder removed due to stones and was back to work in less than two weeks (laproscopic). She seems fine and doesn't appear to be having any problems. But I do know she was on a pretty restrictive diet for a while.

I will keep my fingers crossed that it all works out. Hang in there.

And the 11 thing is odd. I didn't know that about you.

BrooklynGirl

I'm sorry--that's a lot to handle.

I had my gallbladder out after my one and only (spectacularly awful) experience with gall stones. It took awhile to feel back to normal--the post-op instructions to not lift anything over 10 lbs for 6 weeks were impossible to follow with toddlers at home--but I've had no dietary restrictions or potty problems.

I have a friend, though, who developed gall stones while she was pregnant. The only treatment they could give her was pain relief, which ultimately meant that after weeks of struggling with the pain at home, she was admitted to the hospital on a morphine drip with weekly amnios to check the lung development of her baby, who was delivered at 37 weeks.

Let me know if you want to know more about me and my former gall bladder.

Anjali

Oh, Lord. I'm so so sorry. This is a tough situation. I wish you the best.
But, you are truly the most informed non-medical person I have ever met. I've no doubt that whatever you decide will be the right thing.

Summer

There's so many things on your plate right now! I'm sorry there is so much you have to worry about. I'll be hoping you won't need the surgery so you won't have to delay your next cycle.

Lorraine

Wow! I was going to write that you'll just have to go with your gut level reaction - but that seems like I'm trying to make a bad pun,and I swear I'm not! I hope you'll know the right answer for you when you have all the information.

There are so many things I've been putting off for years since I "might be pregnant" at any time. I've been meaning to have the giant spider vein galaxy on the side of my right knee fixed since my daughter was born - now I just think well, if I get pregnant, I'll probably have more vein problems, and fix them all in one fell swoop, right?
Hmmm....

Jennie

That does suck, and I am sorry. I googled "treat gallstones naturally" and found a few things that may help. Have you done that? Just an idea - wanted to give a little hope.

Kami

I hope you get some good info from the surgeon. Is this something you could just choose not to treat?

Also, your doctor sounds a lot like mine, if it isn't proven to work or there is evidence it doesn't help then he won't do it. On the positive side, he doesn't think there are a lot of unknown uterine issues out there or DE wouldn't have such a high success rate. Of course, you never know if you are "the one" so I don't don't if that helps.

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