I kept mine for ten years but it was getting bad and my surgeon said it was better to remove it than to have an attack.
It was outpatient surgery. I went to the hospital at 8:00 AM and was home by 2:00 PM. I had pain pills but did not need to take them. I rested that afternoon and did not life anything heavy for a few days, but I felt fine.
The surgical report showed sludge and one stone.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends
How many of you have had to have your gall bladder out? I'm 5 months post op and now need to schedule this ??
many ppl who have had weight loss surgery eventually end up needing it removed.
likewise,many ppl who have not had weight loss surgery end up needing it taken out.
it is a very,very common surgery.
on 6/9/20 9:56 pm
I had mine removed after 6 months. It was much more painful than RNY. Took about two weeks to recover.
RNY Oct. 27/17. HW 289; SW 285; GW 144; LW: 161 CW: 196 FML: Fighting regain :(
I am in the same boat as you are. I am 12 years post op and was informed in March that I have gallstones. No plan of action yet... not sure what the plan of action is yet since I don't feel like it's negatively affecting my daily activities... I had no idea! I have had a few friends who have had it removed at the same time as well as after their initial (bariatric) surgery.
Mine was perfectly healthy at the time of my surgery so it was decided to keep it. I pretty much keep to a low fat diet, as well as keeping away from all fried foods... though I have been known to steal french fries on occassion.
Wishin' you the best
Mine has to come out because I have had three significant attacks but also about six weeks of low grade nausea and some pain. Also my liver enzymes and alk phos are elevated so something's mad in there. I understand the reasoning behind doing it but I don't want to