Originally Posted by dixonge
Many years ago I had a similar experience. Doctor asked how long we'd been together, then asked wife why she hadn't noticed me turning green! LOL
Everyone who visited was taken to the xray/MRI backlit panel outside the room to see the gallstones. Golf ball-sized, as I understand.
They tried cleaning things out via scope through the throat. That didn't work so the next day they did the normal -ectomy. Fixed a small hernia around the belly button while he was at it. Worst part was the gas in the abdominal cavity - ouch!
Funny you mentioned the hernia. I had my follow up appointment today and the surgeon (same office, not one who operated, he's on vacation) mentioned that I have a small umbilical hernia that will need addressing sooner or later. It would have been nice if they could have fixed that while they were 'under the hood'. Now I get to set aside yet more recovery time this summer for that procedure. Thank goodness for retirement!
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