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Thanks, information, follow-up

Posted on 2009.01.08 at 09:30
First and foremost, on behalf of Cindy and myself, many, many thanks for all the concern and support. It was really appreciated.

Cindy was released yesterday, and is home and doing well.

A bit of clarification about the gallstones: Cindy has, in the past, had three attacks, and those were incrdibly painful, but she was not in any ongoing pain from her gallbladder. The thing is that drastic weightloss will often trigger gallbladder attacks, and indeed, the release and passage of gallstones, so the removal of the gallbladder was scheduled as part of the bariatric surgery. The surgery is performed through very small incisions -- five of them, none larger than three-quarters of an inch -- and in order to remove the gallbladder through one of these tiny incisions... Well, imagine a cloth drawstring bag. Imagine pulling it through a hole three-quarters of an inch across. Now imagine pulling it through the same hole if it's got 55 marbles in it. Can't be done. You have to reach through the hole, open the bag, remove the marbles, pull them out through the hole, one by one, and then you can get the bag itself. That's what happened here (Although I doubt very much any of the stones were as big as a marble) and thus why we have a count on gallstones.

So here we sit at home, Cindy walking up and down the hallway of our trailer every now and again -- it's too cold and icy to do it outside -- and settle back into our old, but now re-shaping, lives.

Thanks again, everybody, for your care and support.

Comments:


Ashley
louboutin at 2009-01-08 15:35 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad that Cindy is recovering!
herrbgone
herrbgone at 2009-01-08 16:10 (UTC) (Link)
Good to hear!

So, in order to get the gallbladder out they essentially had to get the monkey to open its fist…
scribhneoir1
scribhneoir1 at 2009-01-08 16:19 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad to hear that everything has gone well and that her recovery is underway.
shygryf
shygryf at 2009-01-08 16:46 (UTC) (Link)
i am glad everything has gone well.


make sure she gets her vitamins!
dome36
dome36 at 2009-01-08 17:24 (UTC) (Link)
It is wonderful to hear that your wife is better!

Dome
Mrs Salazar - two million years old
cantabile at 2009-01-08 18:23 (UTC) (Link)
I'm pleased to hear that Cindy is doing so well and trust she makes a really quick recovery. I can sympathise with the gallstones. I have only one - a large one though, as it's 1.9cm or 3/4 of an inch long - and I can confirm that it is really painful when there's an attack. Sometimes at night when I turn over I feel it move and that isn't too nice either. I can't imagine what 55 of them must have been like.
B00
i_m_b00 at 2009-01-08 18:27 (UTC) (Link)
I've known people who had this done and it changed their lives.

Good luck and good health
j
j_on_lj at 2009-01-08 18:57 (UTC) (Link)
wish-wish well-well from the west.
Shari
oncelikeshari at 2009-01-08 20:03 (UTC) (Link)
*cuddles*
abovethestars
abovethestars at 2009-01-08 23:49 (UTC) (Link)
Very glad that she is doing so well and I hope she has good results!
xedra
xedra at 2009-01-09 02:11 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad she's doing well!
*HUGS and healing vibes*
bouncing leaf
bouncingleaf at 2009-01-09 02:35 (UTC) (Link)
I can attest from experience that the GB attacks really friggin' hurt, but that recovery from the surgery wasn't so bad. I wish Cindy ease and speediness of recovery also!
a8a0r8on
808 at 2009-01-09 05:05 (UTC) (Link)
Best wishes on a smooth recovery.
triomakesmehot
triomakesmehot at 2009-01-09 15:21 (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear! I've been thinking about both of you and keeping you in my prayers.
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