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posted 08-20-99 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bonnie   Click Here to Email Bonnie     Edit/Delete Message
Well you guys were right. Doc just called with the results: ejection rate was only 23% so out it comes. Have an appointment to see a surgeon on Monday. I'm so relieved that this is what the problem is. Hopefully, this has been my problem for the last 5 years. Thanks to you Charlie for talking me into pushing for this cck test. Last sonogram was 5 weeks ago and nothing showed up. The scan today showed chronic gallbladder disease. Go figure Bonnie


posted 08-20-99 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for charlie   Click Here to Email charlie     Edit/Delete Message
hi bonnie
way to go
now you will be a member of our d=galled club.
so tell us how did the test go for you!!
did you follow it all the way through,
how were the side effects?
as you can see by now some doctors just don't get it huh!they should put this test at the top of thier list, this way people won't have to suffer by them telling you that your gallblsdder is ok,,
i guess you showed them bonnie")
keep us posted all the way now,ok,
good luck to you, i am happy to help, that is what it is all about,my head is getting BIGGER THAT EVER HA HA HA ,thats 5 members this year all because of HID/CCK
you will do just fine bonnie, i am happy for you
charles de-galled
make sure you get a copy of your path report
you will see just how sick you really were


posted 08-21-99 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LeslieA   Click Here to Email LeslieA     Edit/Delete Message
Another one eh!!

I hade mine out five yrs, ago too, and after
two yrs of pain, and a month in the hospital they ginally did the bilary scan and found out it was gall bladder disease. They told me the same thing it wasn't ejecting properly. I have no idea what the rate was or anything, but two days later, they took it out.
I hope it relieves you of the excruciating pain and I hope your surgury goes well and you'll be back on your feet in no time.



posted 08-23-99 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LindaB   Click Here to Email LindaB     Edit/Delete Message
Welcome to the "Biliary Bunch", Bonnie! If you have a good surgeon, you won't even miss that gallbladder. Do recognize, however, that it will take your bod a while to get used to the new delivery method. I hope they will be able to do a "lap job" for you instead of the big cut.


posted 08-24-99 01:26 PM           Edit/Delete Message
When I first started getting sick about 6 months ago I went to a homeopath, who used ine if those machines that measure the conductivity of various parts of your hands and feet.
I have a feeling it's mostly bull, but she said that something was not right with my gallbladder.
How does gallbladder disease manifest itsself?
Also, what is a cck test?


posted 08-25-99 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CRZYMOMA   Click Here to Email CRZYMOMA     Edit/Delete Message
Good luck My cousin had the surgery and the recovery time was prety fast. But - yes there is always a but & no pun intended. Missing your gall bladder cand lead to "D" because the function of the gall bladder is no longer there. There is a med to prevent this - forgot the name, ask you doctor.


posted 08-25-99 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heykate   Click Here to Email heykate     Edit/Delete Message
Hey, Bonnie! Congratulations! I was very sick for a year before they discovered MY bad gallbladder. Had it out in April and have felt MUCH better ever since. I can eat things again I thought I'd never be able to! BUT, I still have some IBS - and occasionally - still have some pain where the GB was. LindaB is right - I felt nasty for about six weeks after the surgery and thought maybe I was one of the failures!! (As some can attest here when I whined incessantly!)

To Lady: Go to the top of a thread and hit the search thingy - type in gallbladder - I think you will find more information than you can handle there! Good luck.

I hope all goes well for you Bonnie. The surgery wasn't so bad, the gas that had collected in my chest afterwards took a while to dissipate. All in all, I'd do it all over again .


PS: Hi, Charlie - bet you thought I was NEVER coming back - just when you think it's safe!!!! Hope you are well! (Winter's almost here ).

[This message has been edited by heykate (edited 08-25-99).]


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