Thank you all for the well wishes. I feel a lot better today, what used to be a simple task is not so simple anymore. I’m able to cook myself a simple meal and chicken and ginger soup is something that I prepared this morning.
All I knew when I went into surgery on Friday night was that I had a huge gallstone in the mouth of my gallbladder. I was scheduled for outpatient surgery and the doctor did a laparoscopic surgery, which he removed my gallbladder. The stone was huge and he had to cut a bit deeper and as a result I came home with a drainage tube and hopefully he will remove it by tomorrow.
The two types of gallstones are cholesterol stones and pigment stones. Cholesterol stones are usually yellow-green and are made primarily of hardened cholesterol, they account for about 80 percent of gallstones. Pigment stones are small, dark stones made of bilirubin. The gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. The gallbladder can develop just one large stone, hundreds of tiny stones, or a combination of the two. Source. In my case it was one large stone the size of a robin’s egg, click to view the image. Bo went to the lab to take a picture with his iPhone and from the look of it I think mine was made of the bilirubin and the doctor seems to think that it’s genetic also since my older sister had one about 7 years ago.
It’s good to be back on my feet again and thanks again for the well wishes. 🙂