Friday, August 1, 2008

Gallbladder Surgery - Cholecystectomy

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be away from home for a couple of days. My mom will undergo Cholecystectomy gallbladder surgery in a hospital in Sta. Maria Bulacan to remove her gallbladder and gallstones. It has been several months ago, when she complained that her stomach was aching. She got confined then and was immediately told that she needs to have operation. But just to make sure, we went for a 2nd opinion to a doctor here in Manila. She was given some medication but was also advised that if the pain strikes again, she must proceed with the operation.

Now is the time. And we made sure that she’s physically and mentally prepared for it. All we need to do is to keep on praying that everything will turn out well. Your prayers for my mom and our family are very much welcome.

Prevention is still better than cure, so I am sharing what I found to be the causes of gallstones to increase awareness of the things that we should avoid.

In case you have gallstones, early detection could prevent you from acquiring more severe complications. You may want to check also for its symptoms in order to make yourself better prepared.

As the saying goes, Health is Wealth. I am hoping that I’ll be able to get more prayers for my mom through this... Thanks for spending time reading.

Update:
My mom had undergone the traditional gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) instead of Laparoscopic since her gallbladder already constricted and was quite hard to remove. She stayed in the hospital for only 3 days and is now fast recovering. Thanks for all your prayers! :-)

5 comments:

  1. don't worry. i know she will recover very soon.

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  2. i just read about your mom's surgery. good to hear it went well. were you able to chance upon the gallbladder/liver flush on the internet? i also have gallbladder stones although havent gone with the surgery yet...

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  3. hi erickson, thanks for reading my post. I haven't heard of gallbladder flush yet. It will be best to consult your doctor soon to know what type of medical application suits your condition. The surgery is a little bit more painful I guess, but may serve better in the long run.

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  4. hi ros, actually the gastroenterologist said that if i experience another attack (i.e. pain in the upper right part of the abdomen) he would recommend surgery.

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  5. same case with my mom... although she endured the pain too long thinking that it was the usual abdominal pain. i hope you'll get well soon too.

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