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One down, one to go...

Postby Imp-Chan » October 4th, 2011, 9:19 pm

Just a quick update for the curious... One of the two organs I'm losing this year has gone, so there is now one left to remove.

On Monday, I had my gallbladder taken out. It went fine, I now have glorious bruises and hurt a lot, but I no longer have gallstones. I still don't like general anesthesia, it's still incredibly disorienting to wake up. I think I bitched about pain before I was fully conscious, for some reason this was way more painful than the last laparoscopic procedure I had done in January. I am having trouble keeping food down, but it's getting better. So far I've managed to keep about two ounces of pudding, four crackers, a cup of tea, a small portion of soup, and some water (put like that, I suddenly see my mother's point about needing to eat more). I even managed to get a little sleep last night. I will be healing for the next several weeks, so will be getting virtually nothing done for the store or the comics.

On November 8, they will be taking out my thyroid. I will be on thyroid medications for the rest of my life. I don't know yet how bad that surgery will be, but my thyroid has grown up over my hyoid and down into my chest, so even though my hormone levels are fine and it's functioning perfectly, they still have to take it out as soon as possible. I constantly feel a little bit like I'm being force choked. However, I've been assured that the recovery time for that surgery is only a few days, so hopefully I'll be back in shape to work on the store and comics by December.

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Re: One down, one to go...

Postby Graybeard » October 4th, 2011, 9:34 pm

Get Well Soon, Impy. I too have had a gall bladder taken out, and believe me, if it's sick, you're a lot better off without it...
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Re: One down, one to go...

Postby Sareth » October 5th, 2011, 6:15 am

May you have a speedy recovery, followed by a nice good bitchfest at whoever is responsible for your genetic make-up.
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Re: One down, one to go...

Postby Lukkai » October 7th, 2011, 12:58 pm

A speedy recovery and good luck with the other operation from me as well.

And I feel with you on the general anesthesia thing. I only ever needed one so far myself, but I obviously don't take them very well. Might have been that they overdosed it a little from what I've heard though.
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Re: One down, one to go...

Postby Tiamat » October 8th, 2011, 10:19 pm

Having spent more time in the hospital than most people myself, I offer my sympathies. Hopefully, unlike me, you're not allergic to the painkillers!

Have a good recovery, Impy
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Re: One down, one to go...

Postby davester65 » October 14th, 2011, 9:19 pm

No more chili and burritos for you. My Mom had hers out when I was a baby. Anything greasy or spicy can be a real problem for her. Get well soon.
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Re: One down, one to go...

Postby Graybeard » October 14th, 2011, 9:36 pm

davester65 wrote:No more chili and burritos for you. My Mom had hers out when I was a baby. Anything greasy or spicy can be a real problem for her. Get well soon.

I second (third? fourth? umpteenth?) the GWS, but be reassured: I'm now minus a gall bladder, and I love chili and burritos. (Living where I do, I durn well better.) In fact I tolerate them better now than I did with the sick gall bladder.

Figure out what you can and cannot do, Impy, and live accordingly -- but pamper yourself. We're pulling for you.
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