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After Gallbladder Surgery

Feb 19, 2011 - 0 comments
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I had my surgery Thursday Feb 17th at noon got cut in 4 different places which is usaully what they do. The surgery went ok and I got put on Tylenol 3 because im sensetive to medicen.  After the surgery I have been having severe gas pains and my bladder wasnt working right so later on that night after my surgery I went to the ER for the gas pain and my bladder. So they just put in a cathider to drain my bladder and they didnt do anything for the gas pain they just said their wasnt a whole lot they could do about it besides let my body get rid of it itself. So after that I went home. Yesterday morning I felt better when I 1st woke up.I ate and then a few hours later the gas all came back and I was so miserable for several hours. Couldnt sit up, lay down, or stand up for very long. The air would go to my shoulders, and chest making it hard for me to talk and breath at times which they say is normal but its very uncomfortable I wasnt feeling good so I tried to eat a lil lastnight couldnt really eat I was to gassy so I just went and laid down then an hour later I woke up feeling nauseated so I got up and threw up what lil bit of food I did eat. Then I went and laid back down and fell asleep for a few more hours and woke up feeling kind of sick again. So I got up to use the bathroom and threw up some acid. Im not sure if the acid is from me supposely having acid reflux or if its from my stomach being empty from not eating right. So I took a Prilosec and my antibotics and then I went back in my room to try to go back to bed but I even threw up that lil bit of water I used to take my medicen so I dont know if i got my meds down or not. Now Im awake and my face is a lil swollen Im assuming its because my bladder still isent emptying all the way like it should. Its like my bladder is still half asleep from my surgery. Its kind of creepy and Im so worried that this surgery didnt really help me because I feel so sick at times. Right now Im not in a whole lot of pain I just dont feel good. My friend looked up side effects of Tylenol 3 and it can cause nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dry mouth and dizziness but I was taking it the whole time and I didnt start feeling nauseated until last night so Im not sure what exactly is going on. I havent took Tylenol 3 for 12 hours now.has anyone ever had any of these symptoms right after gallbladder surgery? Im just so worried this isent normal and Im going to be stuck like this. I still have the gas I have no idea when its ever all going to go away but its making me feel sick. I didnt think it was suppose to last this long. It will be 48 hours today since I had my surgery so Im gonna try to take a shower later on today and most of my symptoms should be going away but as sick as I have been im not counting on it which really *****. I know the gas is suppose to be normal but it came back yesterday and that was one of my symptoms before I even had the surgery so I wasnt sure and the acid I have always had a problem with that too along with the nausea and vomiting. Anyway Im done rambling. Thanks for taking the time to read all of this. If anyone knows if these symptoms are normal after gallbladder surgery please let me know or share your experiences. Maybe It would help me feel better knowing Im not alone and what I should do about some of these horrible symptoms.

Nervous about Gallbladder surgery tomorrow

Feb 16, 2011 - 2 comments
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So since I was 17 I would randomly get severe stomach pain that would last all night. Most of the time the pain would get so bad that I would throw up and couldnt really do anything because I was in so much pain. Then over a year ago I started getting other symptoms with my stomach like nausea, sometimes vomiting, belching, acid indigestion. Somedays I was horribly sick and I would still get the random pain every few months. Went to several doctors have had several tests done an ultrasound on my gallbladder, x ray of my stomach and everything was fine. All the doctors assumed I just had IBS, Acid Reflux and gasteritis. So I have been taking acid reducers ever since then and I still get sick somedays. It was like a nightmare. A few months ago I got sicker then usual with other symptoms and they thought it was just anxiety but I knew different. I ended up loseing over 20 lbs and then my doctor realized I have a b12 defficency which explained a lot of the other symptoms besides my stomach I was having and since i have stomach problems it was causing me to have a B12 defficency so now I have to get B12 injections and its been helping me with the other symptoms. I also am seeing a Gasterologist and when he did an EDG he dignosed me with Gasteritis and Acid reflux he said my stomach produces to much acid but he wasnt sure why. So he wanted to do a Hida scan on my gallbladder. They did and now their saying my gallbladder doesnt function properly and they think thats whats causing my stomach to produce to much acid and why i get sick and get those random pains. So tomorrow Im getting my gallbladder removed. Im actally very nervous about it. I know tonight Im gonna be awake feeling sick because I will be so nervous about it. Im just scared of the stitches and staples and I hate being put to sleep but Its a lot better then staying awake LOL. Im more afraid of the healing process. I know its not suppose to be a major surgery but its still surgery and its scary to me. I wont be able to lift anything heavier then a gallon of milk for 2 weeks so that will be hard on me since I have a 3 year old. I will have to manage and get a lot of help with him. I just hope this surgery really will help me and be worth it in the end. Im usually pretty sensetive to medicens so Im worried about how I will be after I take the pain meds. Anyone else have any info on gallbladder surgery? if so please feel free to share. Im just going to try to think positive and not worry so much. Thanks for reading. I will update on how the surgery went when I can. Take care!

Sick and Alone

Dec 20, 2010 - 8 comments
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I just needed to write down how I feel about my health and what else has been going on with me. For those of you who dont know I have been suffering with stomach problems for over a year now. I finally got insurance and am now seeing a gasterologist. He done an EGD a month ago and dignosed me with Gasteritis and Acid Reflux. He said my stomach just produces to much acid and they tried to prescribe me a different acid reducer but the problem is my insurance wont cover for the ones their trying to get me on because their like $200. I have tried several over the counter acid reducers but I still have a lot of problems. I recently started getting worse and having other symptoms such as heart palpations, feeling of blacking out, shortness of breath, sometimes sweating, leg cramps, brain fog, forgetfullness, nervousness, depression, dizziness, and even vision changes. I seriously thought something was horribly wrong with me so I went to the ER one night when I didnt have insurance and she put an EKG on me to make sure my heart was ok it was so she just said it was anxiety and gave me a shot of Adavan. After that I was still sick and I went to see my doctor and she tested my thyroids, CBC, Magnisum and a few other things but everything was fine but I wasnt I still remained very sick. I had no energey and my stomach was progessively worse so I ended up loseing a lot of weight over it. Somedays I didnt know if I was going to make it because I felt so bad. I couldnt eat right or sleep through out the night and I even had problems going to the store because my eyes would bother me. They seem sensetive to light and like im strainging them which causes me to get minor headaches or feel dizzy. One time I was at the store I seen a bright object and it made me feel like I was going to faint so I had to go set out in the car and wait for my mom to finsh shopping. I cant stay online very long or watch tv as much because it seems to bother my eyes. Somedays they seem better then others. After I got insurance I got a new doctor and told her all about my other symptoms and she wanted to do a CT Scan and did a lot of blood work. A few days later they called me and wanted me to come in so she could discuss my test results. My doctor told me my chlesterol was high which is odd because Im not over weight and Im young she said the other thing is my B12 levels was 280 which is low and its not common for someone my age to have. She said but since I have stomach problems and have to take acid reducers my stomach probably cant absorb it right and it is possible it could be whats causing all of my other symptoms. She said I would probably have to get B12 injections monthly for the rest of my life unless my stomach gets fixed. She decided to wait on the CT Scan to see how I do. After I got my first shot I did seem to be doing better then after a week I felt just as bad as I did before I got the shot. So I went and got my 2nd one and waited 2 weeks and just got my 3rd shot. Somedays I feel better then others but theirs always at some point during the day and night were I dont feel good weathers its my stomach or a few of these other symptoms that will happen randomly at different times. Its very frusterating and scary. Sometimes I get some anxiety from it but I use to have my anxiety under control up until I started getting worse. I have a fear that its not just lack of B12 thats making me so sick even though I knew it can but some people have lower levels then I do and they barly have any symptoms. On my stomach they also did a biopsy and it came back positive but it could be 7 different things so they have to figure out what else I could have. I go in to see my GI doctor next week. I have no idea what else they think I could have but thankfully its not cancer. On top of being sick all of the time my fiance of almost 5 years also broke up with me and I dont really understand why. He lied to me a few times about where he was at and I knew about him lying. I was upset with him and then he just changed and said he was tired of trying to change when he still keeps messing up and hurting me. He said he would stay out of my life so I could find my happiness. I was hurt because everything seemed fine until he lied to me about stupid things and he would just go out of town and wouldnt come see me when he knew I was upset with him instead he would just go home and sleep until he went to work. He told me just a few days ago I was so amazing and he would always stay by my side and then he just throws me away like it doesnt bother him. This is not the 1st time something like this has happen but I was able to forgive him because I loved him and I wanted to make things better for our son. Now Im realizing that even though he seemed like he was changing and getting better that this is a pattern with him and that he probably wont ever fully be able to change no matter how much he tries to convince people he has. I think once he gets his mind back to normal he will try to get me back but I dont think I can handle keep getting hurt and lied to when he probably wont be able to change. It really hurts knowing that the only person I really cared about seemed fine and then all of a sudden changed within just a few days and decided to end it because of him hurting me yet I was the one that got hurt and didnt do anything. I just dont understand and whats worse is here I am always sick at a time when I really needed him right before Christmas and he just walks away like it didnt bother him. How can you act so in love with someone for years and then just walk away from the person you supposely loved and your kid emotinonless? This really upsets me and it would be a lot easier just to forget it and be with him but things dont work out that way and I know me and my son deserve a lot better and he wouldnt be able to keep me happy since he would just keep doing things to upset me. Now I cant really eat much because im sick and hurt from him and I still cant sleep good even though Im tired. My moods change because of all the stress I have times were im so angry at him for just walking away and giving up and then I have times to where I miss him and cant stop crying. I get sad because I cant get out to really do anything because I never feel right and I still worry theirs something else wrong with me. I dont know what to do anymore. Im to young to be having this many problems and I want to be able to get out and do things and take care of my son but its hard on me. Anyway thats whats been going on with me. I really hope things start to look up for me and for anyone else going thru something horrible weather its health or just anything. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and the best of luck finding the help and support they need to find a cure for their health problems.