Respecttheblue Posted April 8, 2013 Share Posted April 8, 2013 Had emergency gall bladder surgery last night. There were a set of circumstances that dictated the whole thing be removed. I just want to say thanks to all the people who contributed to Rhommy's highly entertaining thread: The-Panic-Switch-and-the-Burning-Question OK maybe out of date now, but oh so very readable ... I read it on and off for hours to help keep my mind off the pain all night as I tried one fail remedy after another (ranitidine (zantac 73 mg x 3) alaka seltzer gold, moving from one position to another in an attempt to get some relief with no avail., until I realized this was not a bad case of indigestion/acid reflux or anything of that ilk, but a more serious thing as the pain started to radiate with increased venom in all kinds of places. At least it kept me going until 6 am until I could check in the to the ER. When it got to the point after about 6 hours that I could no longer think straight (my history of thinking straight, especially while badly playing Took a couple of shots of morpheus to get it manageable and some antibiotics "to cool it off" as the ultrasound tech said, before it was removed. Fingers x'd it goes successful from here. Anyone else been there. Must admit I thought of our tough hockey playing heroes who go into hospital on a regular basis for nasty repairs to their faces and bodies for inspiration. In my case 4 laparoscopic incisions including a nice inch-long one up from the belly button — maybe some pics when I get some semblance of abs back (though some would debate I ever had more than one ab ;) ! But the thread kept me going there a good while. I might have been better calling an ambulance, in retrospect, but... wide offered to take me at the crack o dawn. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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