It takes a long time to recoveor from G/B surgery. You have to be so careful with your diet. I took me 3 mths to get it sorted. Low fat etc., it was hard:/
After I had my gallbladder out, I got gastroparesis ( delayed stomach emptying) from damage to the vagus nerve during surgery. Took me years and many tests to find out what was wrong with me. Of course the
surgeon didn't want to know about my symptoms and was so unfriendly that I never returned with my complaints which is what he wanted. This is not what you have but I'm saying it's possible to get damaged nerves during laproscopic surgery.
I have almost identical issues as you and have been battling this for almost a year. Don't believe what any local docs are saying. Good chance you have intercostal nerve damage from the trocar sites from your gall surgery. Stop what you are doing right away, go to internet and google Dr. Lee Dellon of Baltimore. Peruse his website (Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery), email him w/ your issues and go see him asap. He has a surgical procedure which may eliminate or diminish your pain. You will not be disappointed that you at least speak with him.
I have the exact same symptoms as you. I had gallbladder surgery via key hole surgery 2.5 months ago.
I am in horrendous pain and spend all of my days laying on my back trying to get the most comfortable position.
My surgeon, completely did not want to know about my symptoms and try to say it was 'all in my head'. I am currently trying to find a surgeon who can fix this, however i am in australia and am having no luck.
if you have found some one or something that helps please let me know.
I have contacted the dellon.com as the person above suggested, they do seem to be able to help me, but i don't think i could survive the plane flight in this pain. Plus the costs involved. please get intouch with me.
Hi there. There is a possible intercostals damage associated with trochar insertion if it was a laparoscopic surgery or due to incision and retractors if it was an open conventional surgery. Recovery from this neuropathy is possible only if the damage was reversible like neuropraxia. Consult a pain physician who is a trained anesthesiologist to evaluate you and give you treatment options to alleviate the pain. Hope this helps. Take care.
I posted back in December. I still have not found a cure for my nerve damage. there are sub-costal nerves that lie along the rib cage near the top incision site so do not believe what the surgeon has told you. My nerve has either been cut or damage. they do not know. they will not operate in fear it will get worse. since i last posted i have seen a pain specialist who injected this top port site area with a steroid. this has given a lot of relief but i can not perform any duties still or lift any heavy items as it exaberates the pain tremedously. I still have been unable to return to work. it has now been 5 months from surgery with no signs of improvement. Take away the inj and pain killers the pain is just as severe as the day after surgery. I have since been told a nerve pulse stimulator may help but i would rather less invasive surgery if possible. if any one has found a cure for this nerve damage from the top port site please please please post a comment here asap. please. thank you.
My sister had this surgery done over 20 years ago, was literally one of the first of 11 to have done this way. She has cried in pain for all this time as the original doctor never even came back...No doctor ever agreed this could be the problem until most recent. She is on Gaba but NO RELIEF what so ever. Breaks my heart as the pain can be so bad and she is a beautician who stands all day, never misses a day and on top she has Lupus with a certain type of migraine that causes her to throw up all day. I pray for her all the time and I am praying the information given above will help her. Anyone suffering get help now and Do Not listen when doctors say its not from this surgery. Even her husband had a doctor say he may need his gallbladder removed but the procedure is not perfected. Imagine all this time and people are still having nerves cut from this. God bless you all, get medication asap to at least start recovery as it can take years for nerve damage to repair, if its possible at all...