May 23, 2009
First and foremost: the pain after the operation is nowhere near as bad as a bad gallbladder attack.
Went in at 5:30am Friday morning for surgery at 7:30am. by 9:30 the operation was over. It took longer because the GB was worse than anyone had anticipated. Although I've had scans before which didn't show any stones, it turns out I had a bunch of stones, plus the organ was inflamed.
The first day was mostly spent in a woozy, groggy world, because I kept being medicated. Still at the hospital for observation. The worst thing was the nausea, which came and went, held down by anti-emetics, though the pain was a times bad, too. (Again, though, not as bad as a gallbladder attack). By 7PM that night I was surprisingly alert. I just wish I'd brought something to read. I didn't expect to be so awake.
The next day, today, was spent mostly waiting for the doc to show up and give me the all clear to go home. Pain's not too bad at all. In fact, less than 2 days after the surgery, I don't really need pain killers anymore. Sure it hurts, but it's an annoying hurt not a panful hurt. Sort of like if I just strained a muscle in my abdomen.
So that's about it. I'm still feeling a bit out of it, so I'm going to sleep. Just thought I'd update.