Originally Posted by Forensic
Be forwarned, if you are having an attack and they push on the bladder it will NOT feel nice.
Strange that it was so low. My attacks where always higher up. You know the three incisions that go at an angle on right. The pain from my gallbladder was always under what is now the middle incision- right at the edge of the ribcage.
I never had the gas left in my abdomen that I've seen others mention? Morphine caused my blood pressure to really drop during surgery - I warned them this would happen, when telling me about it after they seemed surprised that I was right.
I was given percocets for pain control. I discovered that I cannot take them, they cause bad nausea, vomiting, and dizziness (again, blood pressure problem) - and are mostly useless for pain anyways. Acetaminophen alone was enough to take the edge off.
I had a prescription for Zofran called in shortly after I got home from the hospital - when they thought the vomiting was from anesthesia. Zofran is a dissolvable tablet that is given to those who can't keep pills down. Works fairly well and fast.
I suggest that if anyone is on any other medications or has health problems to stress this with the doctors before surgery. It can prevent some problems, like drug interactions with a current prescription.