Post-Surgery Update

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Thank you again for sharing your stories, well-wishes, and prayers for me after Tuesday’s post. I had my surgery yesterday morning and thankfully, everything went quite smoothly. My doctors and nurses were fantastic and my mom and husband have been taking the best care of me ever since. Originally, I was told I had one, 3 mm mobile gallstone since that was all that had shown up on my ultrasound. Yesterday, my surgeon told my family that my gallbladder was actually full of stones, so I am so glad I had it removed. I’m in pain and some discomfort from all of the air they fill you up with for laparoscopic surgery, but other than that I am doing well, I am just very tired and weak. The doctor expressly said “No social media until Monday!”—can you believe it? So, it’s back to bed for me. I just wanted to give you all a quick update. Thank you, friends!


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20 thoughts on “Post-Surgery Update

  1. Hi Paloma! just catching up over here and wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that I not only hope you feel better, but I too had my gallbladder removed laparoscopicly and went thru a lot of the same things as you did (internalizing stress and feeling it!) anyway, as I recall the full recovery took about a week and I have never missed my gallbladder since! the scars are super tiny and most days I never even think about it all , that’s my wish for you!
    feel better soon!

  2. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
    You won’t miss it at all, I wish I had taken mine out sooner than I had. I felt so much better afterwards…no social media…
    these doctors. All the best to you!

  3. I had the same surgery in my early 20s. The recovery was painful. I couldn’t sit or lay down. I spent the first three days awkwardly placed on a sofa. The incisions become very small in time.. good luck on your recovery.

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