Friday, May 11, 2012

Recovery

The surgery went well. The gallbladder was apparently quite inflamed, and quite stuck, so the procedure was a bit more complicated than originally expected, but they were still able to do it laparoscopically and Torsten was able to come home last night. Also, we were both reassured by the poor state of the gallbladder because up until they actually went in there, everyone had been telling us that his problem was "probably" the gallbladder; after they saw it they were able to say that it was "definitely" the gallbladder, and it's always comforting to know that you didn't just let someone cut you open for no reason.

Anyway, we spent a total of 4.5 hours at the hospital, from the part where we checked in to the part where the nurse wheeled him down to the exit to get back in the car. Quickest surgery ever. He's already eaten some food with fat in it (though of course nothing downright greasy) without any pain, so that's a huge improvement. And now he's lying in bed expecting to have all his whims addressed promptly all weekend, so overall I'd say he's pretty happy with his surgical experience.

Thanks for all your well wishes. I'd post a photo of the patient in his hospital gown, but for some reason he doesn't want me to do that.

8 comments:

Melospiza said...

Yay!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

And Porsche mourns the loss of another sale.

Alice said...

HAHA @ Nilsa! :) :)

glad to hear it all went well! and that it was "definitely" the gall bladder - that IS slightly discomforting not knowing for sure. glad you know for sure!

artemisia said...

Gad to hear things are going well!

Kelsey said...

I didn't get around to commenting on your last post, but I was thinking of you guys and I'm really glad everything went well!

Hillary said...

I'm so glad everything went so well!

MegglesP said...

I'm glad everything went well! My mom had to have her gallbladder out last year. I was driving home from work and her house is on my drive home. As I passed by, I saw an ambulance in her driveway, and as I promptly shit myself and whipped in the driveway, they said she thought she was having a heart attack. Well, it turned out it was just her gallbladder and it came out the next day. She was feeling better the moment she woke up from surgery! So it's scary when things hurt like that, but luckily it was a pretty easy fix and he is on the road to recovery! And good luck tending to his every whim. Men can be such babies when it comes to those sorts of things :)

KT said...

Glad everything went well! Hopefully he has a quick recovery!