Final Score: Me - 1 ; Gallbladder - 0

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Thanks for all the well-wishes. I'm up and around noshing on saltines and not too much worse for the wear. Gut feels like I took a hard punch, and I have a purple bellybutton, but no stitches anywhere: they super-glued me! Now to sit back and do absolutely nothing for a few days and have absolutely no guilt for doing so! :) P.S. They gave me color pictures which is cool if you're into that sort of thing (like me) :) The stones look like tiny little Cracker Jacks :winks:
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  2. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    Glad things went well and you are done with that. I had mine out years ago and I didn't get any pictures!! Thanks for giving me a visual. Those kinds of things do interest me.
  3. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Wow! That was fast!

    Glad to hear you are on the mend. Take it easy (feel free to milk it a few days...) and get well soon!
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Especially affecting me was the sight of the visceral fat around my liver in those pictures (ewww!) -- it's really motivating me to change my habits once I'm back to "normal." I think I'm going to post the pictures on my bedroom wall for a daily reminder to treat myself better, eat healthier and exercise!
  5. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad to hear that everything went ok and you are up and about!
  6. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip


    Yay - hearing you are doing well is the best part. I don't even really know what a gall bladder is, but I do know they can be a royal PITA.

    ...As for the pics... Uh, no thanks...
  7. buddy

    buddy New Member

    bye bye gallbladder ! Wishing you a speedy and relaxing recovery!
  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Glad it's over and went well. Now take it easy (really make sure you do) and have a speedy recovery.

  9. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yay I'm glad you are on the mend. Isn't it amazing how they can do that surgery with no stitches? They super glued my finger when I cut it a couple years ago too. My dad had stones blasted from his urinary bladder a few months agoand then sucked out. The before and after pics were awesome. Enjoy the relaxing for a few days.

  10. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    This is wonderful! Glad you're on the mend.
  11. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Glad you're healing! Keep those stones. If you know how to bead, they can make a nice necklace. If I could have made something nice from my uterus, I would have.
  12. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    husband jokingly asked to bring it home in a jar, but sadly 3S, no beads to show for it! :rofl: Just pics of the lovely little yellow beads!
  13. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    Glad to hear things went well ! Take care and enjoy the rest time ...:sleeping:
  14. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! Cracker Jacks, lol. They'll never be the same again.
    P.S. I'd rather have pictures than the real thing. :groan:
  15. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Wow! I can't believe how fast it was resolving the problem. So glad you are aok. DDD
  16. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Happy to hear you're feeling much better!! Make sure you take it easy at least a few days longer then necessary. As someone said, "milk it." You deserve a bit of R&R - Just wish you didn't have to go through all of this to get it! SFR
  17. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Glad to hear all went well and you are on the mend

  18. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Don't feel quite as bloated today as I did over the weekend, so perhaps the swelling is improving. Bruises are still lovely and colorful :) I'm doing a bit more, though still taking things very slowly. No lifting, etc. Got my CD Board cards written and will drop them in the mail this afternoon. Started my family holiday letter. Enjoyed spending the morning under the covers watching a chick flick without any interruptions! :bigsmile: THAT was priceless!

    Trying to use this time to reinspire myself to eat better and take better care of myself -- who knows, maybe I can continue the wee bit o' weight loss and carry the momentum into the holidays...

    Thanks again for all the well wishes!!