So for any of you who dont follow my twitter
I had a gallbladder stone attack hit me VERY hard this past Saturday. After 12 hours of the pain NOT subsiding like I am use to we went to the hospital. They gave me some pain mes, said they saw no infection sent me home. I was back in the hospital within about 24 hours because I started gaining a fever! And the discharge papers said if I get to 100.4 to come on back and I did. They looked me over and somehow NOW they told me my gallbladder has become infected and need to be removed (this happened Sunday) so I got admitted and Monday morning came and BAM I dont remember a damm thing. I was awake goin into the OR and next thing I know I'm awake in post op. Poor, poor hubby
had to sit in the waiting room BY HIMSELF!!! Thru the whole surgery!!!
Of course the surgeon has to tell you all these risks and things that COULD happen. Including me having to be FULLY cut open instead of the more non-invasive laparoscopy. Needless to say I felt relieved when I was told he didnt need to do that and he was able to have a successful surgery with just the laparoscopy, however he did need to make one of the 3 incisions a little bit bigger to pull my gallbladder out. Apparently it was a big evil monster!
I am obviously home now since I dont have my own laptop and thought id share the experience. It was SCARY AS HELL!!!
I had to go under anesthesia and I had no idea how that would go. They make fat people feel like "oh youre so gonna die" sometimes. Its important to understand the risks and you SHOULD be told what those risk are but its like...cant they figure out how to word things a lil differently sometimes? lol
I have had like no sleep
<-how I seriously look right now, for about the 3 days ive been the hospital
Now I know what you are thinking. "Well youre in your home now Star, have all the sleeps you want" and I would normally say "Yes plz" BUUUUT hubby already missed 2 days of work because of me having to go to the hospital and because of surgery and my glorious pain pills are going to be delivered and I dont know when they get here so I have to be awake to receive them.
I also have no idea what amount if any of this hospital stay will be covered by what little insurance I do have so hooray for more medical bill owage to my name.
Because America cant get a brain and be part of MANY OTHERS COUNTRIES who have universal healthcare systems.
So I'm now and luckily not in much pain at all but would feel better when I get my pain pills in the house atleast. I'm told I can eat whatever I want. no one has said I'm on any kind of changed or restricted diet. Of course on my own I am planning to eat more on the lighter side of food for probably a week or two
(yes I am going to eat that adorable looking piece of toast and there is nothing you can do to stop me. The cute toast will be destroyed!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHA ) and SLOWLY bring in normal food again.
I may draw a silly "comic" about the experience like I have with the marriage and pregnancy ones I did.
On the plus side i'm FINALLY under 400lbs!!!
which means (after giving this time to fully heal of course) and hopefully losing more weight while this heals Dan and I will PURPOSELY try for a baby again.
Id be MORE than happy to hear from anyone who has had their gallbladder removed and how its effected them and how they eat now, etc, etc.
Now to watch the Game of Thrones i missed on Sunday