Questions I asked:
- What caused this? Any indication of sudden onset of anything? Since there were no gallstones present, why would my gallbladder just stop working?
- What caused the scar tissue?
- Why did it take me so long to recover from anesthesia?
- Not sure. Gallbladder wasn’t contracting correctly to drain bile. Could be smooth muscles. Since I’m not diabetic, not sure if it’s neuropathic or a muscle problem. Verdict: Not sure.
- This was likely my first true general anesthesia. For my cornea transplant I was not all the way under. The first 24 hours is bumpy for everyone.
The surgeon also gave me a copy of my pathology report: mo stones, no sign of cancer, no sign of any other damage. Just a tweaked gallbladder. The language on the report was counterintuitive and confusing. I’m sure somebody could translate it, but basically it said no presence of gallstones, malignant tumors, etc. etc.
I wasn’t sure I was going to share this, but here’s a sweet video showing a Cholecystectomy:
Just about barfed watching this, but I couldn’t look away.