I am really putting myself out here in blog world...
but I would like to hear if anyone of you, or anyone you know, has had their gall bladder removed. I am considering this surgery.
I am doing this electively I assume since I really have not had problems. Why? you may ask!
Well, I have quite a few gall stones that were discovered during one of my husband's company's marathon, total body, yes EVERYTHING, check-up.
Seeing as we will be moving to a country that is probably not going to have the infrastructure of good hospitals and doctors, (and the thought of being medi-vac-ed to London for emergency surgery), I thought that I'd be proactive and have it "fixed" before a serious problem occurs. It seems that this "serious problem" will occur at some point in my life.
As the surgeon today told me, that could be tonight, tomorrow, in a year, in 5 years, etc...you get the point... no one can predict it.
Sounded good and I made an appointment to have it done September 1st.
Well, then I get home and start reading about all the problems people have after their removal...well, it scares me! Now, these people, or at least some of those that I read, are grateful to have their gall bladder out because of the pains and problems they were experiencing with it. But me, I'm having it done so that nothing happens where I may get into an emergency situation and something more dire happens in a place where I can't get immediate attention.
So, any advice would be greatly appreciated!