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I am just Diane, just a mom and a wife. I have 5 children that range in age from 18 down to 2. I am also feeling particularly crafty lately and have opened an etsy store. Please feel free to check it out.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Bye Bye gallbladder

So, the surgery went well.  We got to the hospital, did a pregnancy test...  and what do you know?  I'm not pregnant.  I know if that test had been positive, it would have to be an act of God.

Once the anesthesiologist came in and put something in my IV...  I don't remember much after that.  Next thing I know I am waking up in the recovery room.  It was terrible.  I think my nose itched and I was trying to scratch it and the nurse was yelling at me to stop what ever I doing.  She didn't seem very friendly.  I was feeling so nauseous.  I felt like I couldn't talk though, so I never told her.

They wheeled me down to the day surgery room and I thought I was going to throw up everywhere.  A little zofran and demerol took care of that.  I slept off the pain meds, got a darvocet and was sent home shortly after.  I slept for the rest of the day.  Today I am still EXHAUSTED.  Dizzy when I stand and pain at the entry sites (4 small holes, maybe I will post a picture),  My mouth is like the desert.  YUCK.

So, that's about it.  I am glad it is over.  I hope that I am not amongst the 15-20% that experience troubles after getting their gallbladder out.  I just want to get back to normal.

Okay, Love to all.


Blogger Photos by: Jenniffer Eckert said...

Is everything going well so far? I hate that dry feeling in your mouth when you wake up...and up to several days after surgery! BLAH! They made me eat crackers and it was like putting a spoonful of cinnimon in my mouth! I was spitting out crumbs everywhere LOL

Keep us posted on how you're doing!

May 5, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Just Diane said...

They were killing me with the crackers. Hahaha. What a way to treat a person who has NO saliva. It was really quite comical. I hadn't expected that at all. I think they need to serve something like... lemons.

I am doing good. I am still sore. More sore than I thought I would be but not so much that I can't get up and go. My incisions are itchy now. fun. Thanks for checking on me! Love ya.

May 5, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

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