Quantcast

Have a surgery date


#1

I will have my gallbladder removed on March 16th. I read a copy of my ultrasound report and it stated that numerous gallstones were present. So this is for the best.

I could get it done sooner but my hubby is going to be out of town a lot with the new bank opening soon. But the surgeon told me if I started having really bad pains between now & the 16th to call him & we would arrange something somehow to get it out sooner…

And I’m still waiting to hear from my (possible) new Rheumy in Jonesboro, AR. It can take up to 4 - 6 weeks before I hear from her. I continue to develop new problems. I am dealing with dizziness/lightheaded-ness/vertigo multiple times a day on a daily basis. I think something is not firing right in my electrical system. Maybe small fiber neuropathy or something???

Anyway…I’ll keep holding on until I get a decision from Jonesboro…

Have a great day everyone!!
Lisa


#2

Excellent decision. And I think you have a very caring surgeon there: the “call me” thing is really great.

All the best with this! Only three weeks to go, and with any luck you won’t have a crisis before you go for the surgery. Good luck with everything! I have a feeling that once it’s out, you will be relieved, and you will realize that it was high time to have it done.

Take good care

Seenie


#3

It sounds like it’s the right decision. It’s just a few weeks away. . . It gives you enough time to prepare but not too much time.


#4

My surgeon is great! He took my Mom’s GB out & my Gma’s too and done hernia surgery on my Mom. So I know I am in very good hands!!

Having this surgery is the best thing! Even tho I have not had one attack since my ultrasound lol but as my surgeon said…“it’s just a matter of time”

Thanks for the support!
Lisa


#5

EXACTLY!! I’m doing good so far. Anxiety wise. I tend to dwell on things a bit too much sometimes. But it helps knowing I won’t have a hospital stay (barring no complications)

Thanks so much for all your support!!
Lisa


#6

You’re in a great place now, Limarie! Fingers crossed that you get through the next few weeks!

Stay well, think positive, and keep in touch.

Seenie

PS TJ said “you’re overthinking this” … he can sometimes be gruff, but he’s not often wrong!


#7

Just commented on your other post before seeing this one- I hope that all goes well, and seems like you made a sensible decision!


#8

Thanks Jules!! I’m to the point now where I’d just rather go get it out and get it over with. lol But at the same time I want my hubby there with me, so I think I’ll be patient and wait lol


#9

Yes exactly. You want to get it over with on your terms, and with your nearest and dearest there with you. Thumbs up, and best of luck.


#10

thanks so much!!

:smile:


#11

Surgery date has changed to 3/26. Feeling disappointed but what can I do?


#12

I hear you. Just a little bit more waiting.


#13

Awww, ten more days? Waiting is awful, isn’t it. First you get your head around it and then … you have to get your head around it again.

I’m suffering a few pre-op jitters myself: on March 17 I’m having Moh’s surgery to remove some skin cancer from my nose. I wish they’d call tomorrow and tell me to c’mon down. Waiting isn’t fun, and if my date got pushed ahead, I would not be a happy camper.

Seenie


#14

yah just a little bit more. Hope I’m of sound mind by the time it gets here…lol


#15

Waiting is TORTURE!!! Luckily, I’ve only had two mild attacks since my last appt with my surgeon (2/21). Crossing my fingers that my luck holds out a wee bit longer now!!

So sorry to hear about your upcoming surgery!! I will keep you in my thoughts and send positive vibes that everything goes smoothly with as little pain as possible!!

Lisa


#16

You’ve had a long wait. That’s frustrating.


#17

Hope that your surgery goes well too, Seenie!


#18

Yes, it’s been a long wait (since November) but it’s almost over. And it could have been worse: the original date for surgery was in June! I kept reminding the secretary (in the nicest way that I knew how) that I’d LOVE a cancellation, and I’d be there at the drop of a hat. Maybe I need to bring her some flowers when I go, or a Tim’s coffee card.
S