I'm currently hospitalized waiting for surgery to remove my gallbladder. It sucks. They don't understand my insulin to carb ratio. I'm also npo, can't eat anything and drinking is questionable. I hate this.

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Comment by Kathyann on August 17, 2014 at 10:56am

I feel your pain. The hospital does a poor job with diabetics. They kept telling me better high than low. Better for who? Hang in there. I know you will feel better without that gallbladder!!

Comment by Eucritta on August 17, 2014 at 12:16pm

Ack! I sympathize. I keep butting into ignorance among medical professionals myself.

On the plus side, everyone I've known who's had their gallbladders removed has begun to feel better pretty much immediately. Which I find especially comforting as I, too, may have to have mine removed.

Comment by roodgirl on August 17, 2014 at 12:24pm

Get well soon! And keep yourself safe.

You'll be feeling a lot better in a few weeks. But you might want to watch your diet carefully once you're eating again- I found fat difficult to process for a number of months after the surgery; maybe the body trying to figure out what to do with the bile that used to be stored in the gallbladder.

Best wishes for health from your sister-in-dysfunctional organs.

Comment by shoshana27 on August 17, 2014 at 2:38pm

hi SENSORIUM haven't seen you lately hope you feel better soon had surgery 4 times years ago & did fine so don't worry
a little high BG won't kill you
better safe than sorry
we miss you in chat room
come back soon
hugs

Comment by meee on August 17, 2014 at 8:06pm

Sorry you're going through this, I hope the surgery goes well and that you feel better soon!

Comment by Cyclinglady on August 17, 2014 at 9:56pm
You will be feeling better soon! Watching your fat intake for a while is a great tip. Also, I found it hard to sit up for long periods post surgery. My five year old at the time of my surgery kept wondering why I was on the sofa so much!

Heads up on the gas pain that rises to your shoulder! Moving around while you are in the hospital is helpful for that symptom.

I was on a business trip when they removed my non-functioning gall bladder. It was infected. Stand your ground. Patients have rights, but just be nice about it. Check your chart. I found lots of errors ( e.g. they tried to feed me a full meal after surgery. I asked for broth and jello. Nurses insisted I eat. Dietician came up. Said the doctor said I could eat regular food. I asked to see the chart and the doctor wrote, "progress to solid foods."). I got my broth and jello!

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