I had an emergency gall bladder, via key hole surgery, removed in October 2005. Since then I have acute pain, especially when sitting, on the upper left side by and below my rib cage (not where the gallbladder was which was on the other side!!!). According to the surgeon, the operation went smoothly and the gallbladder was badly infected. It feels as if something is knotted, twisting and pushing against my rib cage. There is a slight swelling but the consultants deem that as not a major problem. I have has numerous tests, CT scan, bone xray, endoscopy, MRI scan, acupuncture, manipulation, massage, steroid injections into the most painful area (without any easing of the pain) and have been passed from one consultant to another. The pain is constant every day with sharp dagger-like pains from time to time but eases more when I lie down. I wear an elasticated support which helps me to bear the pain a little especially when driving. Initially, the doctors thought it was related to my back but the latest consultant doesn't think this and wants to try again to scrutinise the CT scan and then pump steroids into the troubled area (and if the pain goes - which I doubt - then he'll deaden the nerves). All the consultants say it is a mystery. The gallbladder removel might have nothing to do with this problem but it only started after the surgery and there were no signs beforehand. Can anyone relate to similar problems to help me to live normally again (as even the every day things, like cleaning, are a nightmare to accomplish) and I want to be normal again so that my family don't have to see me suffer any more PLEASE?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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