Twenty years ago I had a severe gall bladder attack. At the time, the ER doctor said I should look into having it taken care of because I had a half dozen pea sized stones in it that could get stuck in the bile duct again. I tried changing some of the foods I ate for a while, and then forgot about it. Twenty years later, I haven't had any problems except occasional indigestion after eating a donut or some other fatty food. Two months ago, I developed kidney stones and an xray not only showed my kidney stones (which have since been removed), but a gall bladder swollen to more than twice it's normal size and chock full of stones. Doc says it's a time bomb waiting to explode and scheduled me for surgery in a week. His concern is that there are so many stones that they could rub a hole right through the gall bladder and then I'd really be in trouble, even though I haven't really been bothered by them at all. My concern is that I've heard that there can be some really bothersome side effects after surgery. Has anyone had the surgery, did they have any side effects, what were they, and how long did they last. Also, if side effects continued, what can be done to deal with them.
Message Posted: Feb 17, 2009 10:04:33 AM
[Edited by: CFaith at 2/17/2009 10:05:56 AM EST]