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Posted 16-02-2012 at 07:11 by lettie

I slept on and off that night. It was really strange, one minute I'd feel wide awake then suddenly I would just nod off. Anaesthetic does strange things to you like that. I got up the next morning, took myself off for a wash and got dressed. I managed to eat some cereal albeit reluctantly, but I did keep it down.

The entourage of Doctors came to do their rounds. 'Going somewhere?' the Registrar asked me.
I think I made it clear that I was going home, I can't remember what I said exactly, but they all started laughing. I got a sick note for work and they managed to round up my tablets, although I didn't really need any and Sparks came and collected me. After leaving a tin of chocs and a card for the staff, and doing a quick detour to Theatre to leave them some chocs, I was off.

It was fantastic to get home. For the first few days I just kept intermittently nodding off. Now, I'm just plain bored because I feel well. I know about it when I've overdone things but on the whole, I feel ok.

All in all, it was a very positive experience. I didn't have as much pain as I thought I would from the op. I don't remember anything about the anaesthetic, so it must have been good. The staff on the ward were kind and I have been amazed at how quickly I was mobile and how well I have felt. It was almost immediate, no feeling bilious, no horrible back pain and I can eat whatever I want.

Suppose I never really realised how rotten I felt before the op until I had it done.... I'm so glad I did.
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    cashman's Avatar
    Good to hear,sounds like yer goin the right way let.
    Posted 16-02-2012 at 11:39 by cashman cashman is offline
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    katex's Avatar
    Doesn't seem right to say I enjoyed the chapter and verse on the demise of your gall bladder, Lettie.
    I did though, probably because I knew it was going to be a happy ending.
    The end of the pain and special diet must be one of the best things that has happened to you. x
    Posted 18-02-2012 at 15:18 by katex katex is offline
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    Margaret Pilkington's Avatar
    I'm with Kate. I enjoyed it too......for the same reasons.
    I knew that you would be no wimp....post-op pain is nothing after biliary colic.
    Glad you are doing well........you will be just starting to enjoy it and they will send you back to work.
    Posted 19-02-2012 at 10:05 by Margaret Pilkington Margaret Pilkington is offline
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    lettie's Avatar
    I have a couple of weeks off still yet, I'm that bored that I have started baking... That's a blog story in itself :-)
    Posted 19-02-2012 at 19:27 by lettie lettie is offline
 

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