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Life Without Gallbladder

A journey of life after gallbladder removal surgery

Tag: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Endoscopy

According to Wikipedia:

Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. Endoscopy can also refer to using a borescope in technical situations where direct line of-sight observation is not feasible.

Endoscopy has different uses. In can be done in gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) examination. This nonsurgical method is being used to check a person’s digestive tract with the use of an endoscope – a flexible pipe with a light and camera attached. The images captured by the camera of your digestive tract is being transmitted and viewed on a monitor. But once the procedure is set to the small intestine, it is then called enteroscopy.


First birthday without gallbladder

Happy 31st Birthday to me!

But wait, am I happy with my birthday today?

Yes and No.

Yes, because I spent the celebration together with my loved ones. My family, my wife and my son together with my wife’s godchild and my son’s nanny, visited my parents house where we ate lunch. My two sisters and my niece were present and a close friend was also there.

And of course, the main piece of the gathering was the FOOD! Wow! Delicious! My favorites were there but then again the words of my surgeon popped up as warning sign. My surgeon, Dr. Rosello and my internist, Dra. Singidas prohibited told me that I should eat low fat and avoid oily foods.


Got Admitted After The Operation

Last week I got admitted to the Cebu Doctor’s University Hospital as I experienced again a severe abdominal and back pains. The pain only subsided when Dra. Singidas told the nurse to administer nubain because for 4 hours since I was admitted in the hospital, no ordinary pain reliever medicines (oral and intravenous) managed to mellow the pain. And before that, I even took a pain reliever tablet before we went to the hospital.

Series of laboratory exams were made. More blood were extracted. The nurse took blood samples 3 times with 2 vials each hit. The findings Dr. Rosello was that either before or during the lap chole (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) operation there was a stone that went out from the gallbladder. Then, he advised me to undergo ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) procedure.


     
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