Thursday, June 14, 2012

Down a gallbladder

To make a rather long story short, last Thursday night I spent the night in the ER getting poked and prodded. It turned out, I had an inflamed gallbladder full of gallstones, which had to go! So now, I am one organ down, and recovering pretty well.

Unfortunately, they didn't let me save the gallstones, although I asked. And they wouldn't take out my appendix while they were in there, either, although I asked.

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  1. You're still relatively lucky. I had mine out back in '86 -- before they did such procedures laparoscopically. Which meant a giant, permanent scar and a long hospitalization.

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    1. I am very glad that they did it laparoscopically! I'm amazed at what they can do with small incisions.

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  2. Do you need a special diet now, considering you impaired ability to solvate lipids?

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    1. Apparently after a little bit of boot up time, the liver can usually pick up the functionality of the gallbladder.

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    2. Well that's good. Bummer about the gallstones. The look pretty awesomewhen polished or seen through an SEM

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  3. Yep, the liver would pick up what the function of the gallbladder. It means the liver works double time. And speaking of gallstones, when you opened them, they are full of oil inside. I tried it.
    By the way, if you want to know what gallbladder sludge is, you can visit me.

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    1. archer,
      Thanks for your comment. Gallstones actually are not full of oil inside. You may want to check out this link: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/flushes.html

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  4. Maybe I was mistaken. I couldn't explain what I saw then.. Thanks for the link Eli...

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