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  • v NEWSTART127
    YES! Even that jar of applesauce at first made it hurt! They use "spikes" to cut through the muscle and hold things open during the surgery - and that's what hurts so for the recovery - it's the muscles that need to heal. Your innards find their new normal more quickly! But you can overdo it for sure for a bit, so make sure that you don't do too much - especially picking up the kids! It was probably 4-6 weeks before I was doing normal things... probably about 3 or 4 months before I was back to exercising other than walking... and then it was easing back in. Give yourself time.
    1502 days ago
  • v NEWSTART127
    Yep... I think it was Jan 30, 2011... Right after my birthday, right before FDI was sold to DT... I was on the phone trying to help with close over the phone, before I could get home to work remote... which probably delayed my overall recovery... but had to do what had to get done. I think you'd know by now if you had something in a duct... That shouldn't happen - if you had any in the duct, they would have put in a port for drainage. So try and take that off your worry list. I really didn't have much of an appetite right after... I remember I basically only wanted chicken nuggets and apple sauce for a week. Anything else just sounded horrible... I don't have any issues eating anything now. I never really did have any issues. And ironically, eating low fat is a contributing factor to them "going bad" in the first place. Eating fat keeps them flushed... weight loss, and low fat diets contribute to gallbladders blowing up! Afterwards, some people have a little issue with bowels until you adjust to running without one... but I think most people come through it fine, and don't have long-lingering issues. It probably took me about 4 to 6 weeks to be comfortable being flat - I stayed in a recliner at night for a while, then propped up with pillows. I was really tight across the incisions where they cut through muscle. My long incision is longer than most - he almost had to open me up... so I think that delayed my healing a little, too. So stretch, walk, and move around as much as you're comfortable - just don't lift anything!
    1503 days ago
  • v NEWSTART127
    Dang Gallbladders! Oh my... Mine came out in emergency surgery in 2011... I totally feel your pain. Sounds like you're in pretty good shape... I was so infected, I was in the hospital for almost 2 full days... and recovery was tough. Make sure you don't over do it! As my surgeon told me, he liked me, but didn't want me back in his office needing hernia surgery.
    1503 days ago
  • v NEWSTART127
    Surgery??? I hope everything is okay! And I hope the tile work is competed, soon!
    1504 days ago
  • v NEWSTART127
    I was in Colorado for a few days in June. Right now I'm in Puerto Vallarta. I fly back home Saturday. Much deserved break from everything. The couple months before this were crazy.. I really needed to unwind.
    1504 days ago
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