Finally, There Is Some…

13 Sep

Good news! Ryan has an operation date of 17 September, so this coming Monday. It will be done through keyhole surgery, called Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy where they’ll make small incisions in the lower abdomen, and remove the gall bladder. Once a gall bladder has gall stones, it needs to be fully removed otherwise you are more prone in getting it again.

They say after removal as it’s not a heavy surgery a patient can return home later on in the day or day after if there are no complications, otherwise that would be a number of days, and it takes 1-3 weeks of recovery, more if needed. We were told this through a consultation that happened on Monday morning, and the nurse was very informative. Unfortunately, the weekend that did pass Ryan had another attack which was quite severe. Spent just over six hours (9pm-5:30am) in A&E with him on a drip filled with antibiotics, with him also have been pumped with two doses of morphine, two strong tramadol tablets and gas and air. Eventually the pain subsided after a long wait and we were able to go back home. The doctors said though that if by the weekend something does happen *touch wood it doesn’t*, the operation date would have to be postponed as it’s a risk whilst the gall bladder is inflamed to operate.

Hopefully it goes well.


2 Responses to “Finally, There Is Some…”

  1. Mark Armstrong September 20, 2012 at 03:34 #

    My apologies, Sabine, I’m late reading this post. Did the surgery take place on the 17th as planned? I do hope it went well. How are you holding up yourself?? A very stressful time for you, to say the least.

    Hang in there, will keep you and Ryan in my prayers.

    • Sabine September 22, 2012 at 21:35 #

      It did and with a new post from yesterday and soon to be another one, there has been a few problems that have risen unfortunately. And I’m holding up pretty well. We joke a lot how my 4 month break has been spent almost throughout hospital. It is certainly a stressful time, but I can never show that in front of Ryan, as he himself will become more stressed, and most likely more ill.

      Thank you ever so much for your wonderful thoughts and support as always ^_^

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