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I made the big leap today and scheduled surgery. I've been suffering with pain (no actual attacks yet) for something like 10 yrs, but it is getting worse lately. I have a one inch stone, and sludge.

Anyway, I am wondering two things.

1. Have any of you had pain that radiates DOWN instead of into the back and up to the shoulder? I have never had the shoulder pain, but I DO have pain that goes straight down toward my hip.

2. I have read so many sad stories about ppl who don't get relief from the surgery and who actually have more problems... diarrhea, heartburn, phantom pain etc. How common is this?

Where are all the people with fabulous pain-free post-op stories??
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Date:September 2nd, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
I'm scheduled for exactly two weeks from now, so no personal stories but my friend just had hers out and other than diarrhea when she eats anything fatty, she's had no problems.
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Date:September 2nd, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Mine is scheduled for Sept 21st. We'll have to check back here and share our experiences, if possible!
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Date:September 2nd, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Sure thing! This community could use some positive activity. ;)
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Date:September 6th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)

Gallbladder post-op

I haven't had any pain that radiated DOWN to the hip. But I hadnearly every complication going - pancereatitis (surgeons were really impressed with blood results) and gallstones in my bile duct. I was in hospital every month for about a week and had my op cancelled three times as I had an infection or pancreatitis.
BUT I had my op on the 25th June and have to say I'm pain free now and am enjoying eating noramlly.
Mainly psychological problems after the op, it took me about a week to be able to walk short distances and then a couple more weeks to walk normally.
The main thing I had to overcome was a pain in my shoulder, I was worried about this but it just took a couple of months to go completley.
After your op, just ease youself back into eating normally and you shouldn't have an problems- good luck and let me know how you go xxx
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Date:September 6th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
I have a fabulous pain free post op story! I thought the same thing before my surgery, all I read about were horror stories.

It's actually three years to the day tomorrow that I had mine out and I've had zero problems. I can eat whatever I want and I'm pain free so there is hope out there :P
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