Gall bladder, panic attack Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
Jan 24th '13

I've posted about this numerous times and I'm sorry but holy f**k. I'm having a panic attack right now I'm so worried. BG is the only place people have said anything comforting. Everyone else has mentioned pain for weeks, bowel movements that aren't back to normal months after, and needing sleep aids. I've never had surgery or general anesthesia before and I can't take this fear but I need it out. How am I going to take care of my kids? What if I'm worse than I was before? It's not something you can undo.
I know I'm being a baby but f**k, I'm so scared. It's almost debilitating.

A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12226 posts
Jan 24th '13


I had never had gone under either before mine. Just relax. Its a little scarry since u don't know what to expect.

They probably put stuff in Ur iv, than put a mask on u and tell u to breathe deep and count. So do what they say.

When i woke up i was groggy and wanted to go back to sleep. My mouth was horribly dry.

As for after surgery.... Greasy or "fatty" (dairy was abig trigger)foods made me piss out my ass. Just don't think u have to fart....

Also the next day i was just fine. A little uncomfortable from the gas but that's it.

Ashley Due June 10; 2 kids; Long Beach, California 7977 posts
Jan 24th '13

I had my gallbladder taken out just over two years ago.

I too had never been put under any anesthesia.I had time to prepare myself.I was admitted into the hospital through the er and had to be treated with antibiotics first,then had a ERECP done to remove a large stone from my duct(I was put under for that)then the following day I had the actual surgery.

Honestly the worst of it all for me was having to say goodbye to my husband and waking up from the anesthesia in post-op.I don't remember anything that happened that day after I was taken into the OR..I slept the day away lol.I was up and walking around 2am to the RR and discharged the next day.I took vicodin the first day home and was back to myself doing housework 2-3 post op.

Just try to stay calm and know that what you are doing is best for your health.You will be in and out before you know it!

Good luck :)

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
Jan 24th '13

Thank you both. People on here are seriously the only people with anything good to say. Everyone else has me freaked the f**k out. I have to fight back calling and cancelling everyday but I know that I need it done and waiting will make things worse.