June 2, 2011 Should I Be Nervous? I think I should be nervous. TwitterFacebookGoogle+DeliciousTumblr Tracy Yee Good luck! I do like the font they use to cheerfully announce your estimated surgery time. Anonymous Don’t be worried. When I had my gallbladder out 6 yrs ago my wife was told 90 minutes. Nearly three hours later I was rolled out of surgery. I’m still here. It’s pretty routine surgery. They got in there and found that my gallbladder was “shredding itself”. There’s no way to put a positive spin on it when the surgeon says an an internal organ is “shredding itself”. You’ll be fine. Good vibes to you, Dooce and the family. ~~~~~Keep us posted. Melinda W Mine just came out 5 days ago. They give good drugs. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1359494210 Amanda Brumfield Good luck bud! Hope you feel better soon! Anonymous Eek! Good luck. I hope the IV goes in on the first try! http://montanajen.typepad.com/ MontanaJen …ish… http://twitter.com/BeckyCochrane BeckyCochrane Nah, don’t be nervous. You’ll do great. http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NUC2Z6MM2HG6BNHHANB4B7ZQTU Jessica I was nervous when I had mine out a couple of years ago, but in hindsight, I shouldn’t have been. My experience*: Was scheduled for surgery early Monday morning**, was in and out. Discharged and on my way home by lunchtime (drugs goood), was off pain meds and cleaned my kitchen Wednesday, back to *clears throat* normal activity before I had my staples out (I think that was Friday? or maybe that next Monday). Also, looking back, I feel like an idiot for not doing it sooner. While the severe attacks didn’t start until a couple months before surgery (once they started they just didn’t let up though), I had been having chronic digestive issues for months, some even years previously that completely cleared up post-surgery. *experiences may vary **ER visit for pancreatitis and super-pissed off liver was previous Thursday, considered emergency surgery but the surgeon preferred not to do surgery with my enzymes being what they were unless the situation became life-threatening http://twitter.com/newbiesurgeon KatCamp I hope everything went well. Glad they were able to get you in so quickly. Now, here’s fingers crossed for resolution of the symptoms. I imagine your surgeon will tell/would have told you how bad your bag looked from the inside. –Here’s to wishing you a quick recovery. http://twitter.com/dcatteau Dawn Catteau Wishing you a speedy recovery and much improved day to day post surgery. http://www.facebook.com/milliondreammom Kristi Nommensen Dorson I don’t know if you should be nervous, but I just found out I need to have mine out too and I’m sure as hell nervous. LOL. Especially after just seeing your post-op pic over at your wife’s. THANKS GUYS. I hope you start feeling better REALLY SOON! Anonymous I’m about to do it as well. Glad everything went so well, though the pain post-op sounds pretty sucky. How was disintubation? That’s the part I’m (not) looking forward to the most. Joelle Arnold Lap chole has got to be the most common surgery done. Frequently the first laprascopic procedure an intern learns. Easy peasy…I’ve seen them done in 30min flat. Pretty soon it’ll be a single poke hole through the belly-button and an endoscope down the throat! http://twitter.com/coloradochamp Meredith Champion Thinking of you, Jon! Feel better soon! http://minxlj.tumblr.com minxlj Oof, if that comedy font on the board if anything to go by I’d be really nervous! Just kidding! http://www.facebook.com/russweasel Russ Weasel Laughlin Actual surgery was probably 9:15 to 9:27. The rest of the time, they were shooting the breeze and doing post-op inventory. “We removed your gall bladder, and installed a nice new surgical sponge.” http://www.sugarleg.com sugarleg Heal well Jon!! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1035303182 Dave MacEwan A little after the fact but allow me to be literal regarding “8:45-9:45″: a.) If this is estimated start and end time, no worries. b.) If this is estimated start time only, worry just a little. c.) If this is estimated duration, get the hell out of there!