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Mar 16, 2019 · Gallbladder surgery in Digestive Health

I am a firm believer in God and I will absolutely pray for you !!! As a matter of fact, the doctor I went back to, is also a Christian man along with his wife and raises their family as such. I will pray that God will intervene and you will have guidance to find a doctor to help you and get the help you need and deserve ! Please keep us posted. I’ll keep checking back. I want to help others bc I know how badly I felt for 10 full weeks.

Mar 15, 2019 · Gallbladder surgery in Digestive Health

This gentleman is younger than I, but was born and raised here in our small town and rural county. He went to college and Med school, graduated and came back home to work in our area with the primary care practice I was just with before switching. He got tired of having to see a patient very 15 mins or “x” number of patients per day as required by the facility, so he opened his own practice. This way, he controls everything. I like it and wished I had followed him when he first left the other practice to go out on his own. I’m hoping these good days continue to outnumber the bad. I’ve been a little sore and achy today, but I’m not sure if it’s where I’m trying to be more active than I have been or if it’s this cold front / thunderstorms that are coming towards us. It’s been 80 here today in NC and this front is getting ready to change that.

Mar 15, 2019 · Gallbladder surgery in Digestive Health

Thank you ! I will do my best. I’m hoping to ease back into work a few half days next week or the week after. I don’t have approval from my boss yet. I’m still waiting on that before I know. I’ll do my best to stay in contact.

Mar 15, 2019 · Gallbladder surgery in Digestive Health

I just wanted to share this since the last time we chatted up here. I changed to a new primary care physician this past week. I went back to a doctor that I used to see a few years ago that my mom still goes to. When I took her for a check up last week, he was equally as interested in the fact that I did not feel or look well and spent 20 minutes talking to me before we left. I signed release papers from all those I have seen since this started (other primary care office, cardiologist, radiologist, gastroenterology, and surgeon). I also did fasting labs at his office the next day so they would be back in time for my appointment this week. He requested re-checks of the previously performed labs as well as thyroid panel, a hormone panel and a few others that hadn't been checked. When I went this past Wednesday, he sat with my husband and I in a extended blocked off amount of time. We were there discussing my case and all my new labs for over an hour in a room along with a physical exam and vitals. He didn't find anything significant that would have caused the nausea, fatigue, etc that I was experiencing. He did mention that my sedimentation rate (to check for inflammation) had been at 52 a few weeks ago per another doctor and was now at 31. Even though, that is mildly elevated (should be below 20), that could possibly be what is making me feel so badly. The inflammation in my body could be from healing from the surgery or it could be from another diagnosis that I have called mild Occipital Neuralgia from a pulled muscle in my neck from 2013. Mine is considered mild as it does not affect me as adversely as others. I'm not in the constant pain others feel that have this. It's mostly tight neck and shoulder muscles and can be aggravated by poor posture and I have been in the recliner and on the couch a lot for several weeks since I am not working due to the nausea. He is not saying this is definitely the reason, and it could be a combination of healing from the surgery and the O.N. inflammation. Either way, there is no other rhyme or reason for me to feel this way. Even all of my liver enzymes that had been previously slightly elevated are down in the normal ranges now (whoop whoop!). I don't know the real reason, however, last week, I had 3 lousy days and 3 good days (none were really consecutive), but this week from Sunday thru Thursday were good days. I felt good and had a little energy. Today (Fri) has been okay. We are in NC and have a cold front moving through later in the day. It's currently in the 70s and supposed to get close to 80 degrees, then possibly thunderstorms, then cooling in the 50s for the next week. I think that is aggravating my Occipital Neuralgia just a bit. Anyway, while this may or may not help anyone else, but if it will help even one person out there to maybe look into their inflammation rate and see if that is what is causing them to feel poorly in addition to anything else. Micki

Mar 5, 2019 · Gallbladder surgery in Digestive Health

@johnny12345…I had surgery on 1-15-19 and I was fine for the first week (other than the expected soreness). At the one week mark, I had a follow up with my surgeon and it all went well and they released me to go back to work on light duty. No picking up or pulling on kids. I did that for two-half days and other than typical “go back to work after surgery ” fatigue, I was fine. By the third day I was supposed to go in, I woke up nauseous, fatigued, and weak. I made it to school but couldn’t stay. The fatigue, nausea, and weakness stayed for weeks. I went to Gastrointerology at the beginning of February and they did testing (endoscopy, lab work, and CT scan) and found only mild gastritis and treated for that. In the past week or so, the nausea has subsided. I don’t have much of an appetite and I make myself eat, typically bland foods as a preference these days, but I have been able to eat most anything my husband has brought him or cooked. The fatigue and weakness has stayed with me, but I feel that is slowly getting better. I have developed a “tremor” in the past 3-4 weeks too. It feels like a nervous tremor when you get scared or excited and I can tell it mostly when I use utensils to eat or pick up my drink to drink some. The only things I’ve done differently is joining this support group as well as ones on Facebook and I started taking a multi-vitamin each day in addition to making myself eat small meals throughout the day. I’m still not back at work yet as I can’t handle the kids for that long at the time as of yet. I’m an occupational therapy assistant in the school system. I hope you feel better soon !

Mar 5, 2019 · Gallbladder surgery in Digestive Health

Thank you Rosemary ! I clicked on it and read it. I think mine was acute gastritis as I never had any problems until about a month ago. My surgery was 7 weeks ago today. Before then, and right after, I never had stomach pain at all. The last time I took ibuprofen was the day after surgery. I took it twice that day instead of the pain meds as I don’t like pain meds. He last time I had any alcohol was way back in December before Christmas and symptoms starting. Now that I’m on Protonix for a month, it’s gitten much better. I have to take it for one more month and then my doctor will let me know if I can stop it. Thanks for the info ! I appreciate it.

Mar 3, 2019 · Gallbladder surgery in Digestive Health

Thank you for checking on me and the others :). As for what I had mentioned that you replied to, I have been eating less at each meal since and probably before surgery as I had daily nausea and only ate to keep something in me out of necessity. I eat probably half of what I used to as far as portion and don’t eat as many vegetables as I used to. I just have very little appetite and when I do eat, I can’t eat much at one sitting, so I wondered if I’m getting less of needed vitamins. I am taking OTC Vitamin D3, Vitamin B-12, and Vitamin E in addition to other meds I now take for gastritis (which I hope are temporary meds). They say it may take while for me to get back up to par. I have joined a Gall Bladder support group on FB also and a lady had my same symptoms (nausea-which has gotten better, fatigue, weakness, and now tremors). She said I took her a few months, but once she could eat right, those symptoms disappeared. I’m praying for the same for me and for all of us. If you or anyone else has had my symptoms above, please share your experience bc most people don’t have those and I’ve been tested for autoimmune disorders using tests by my primary care physician, but have an appt with a neurologist (can’t get in until late April) to help rule those out.
Thank you !

Mar 2, 2019 · Gallbladder surgery in Digestive Health

I had someone mention something to me yesterday. They said their 18 year old special needs son had to have his gall bladder removed and he also had trouble afterwards. They found out his Vitamin B-6 was very low. Has anyone ever been told they were low on something other than Vitamin D or B-12? Has anyone been able to figure out why our bodies don’t seem to be absorbing the nutrients we are taking in? I’m able to eat now with no problems with digestion or bathroom issues, which is wonderful, however the fatigue and weakness makes me wonder if I’m getting the nutrients from foods bc I’m still losing weight and sometimes I eat “bad stuff” like the occasional cheeseburger and French fries. That’s what I had for supper last night and I’m down 2pounds this morning. Any advice or thoughts are appreciated