I have some doctors/surgeons swirling around behind the scenes determining whether or not they would recommend that I have my gallbladder removed, oh, immediately.
I have gallstones and the concern is that while they aren't a major problem now, just some very mild low grade pain, pregnancy could exacerbate the problem to the point of emergency surgery if they get inflamed and start an infection.
And if you know me at all, you know that the magic word to get me to do anything is INFECTION. That word just sends me into a panic.
Since we want to start an ivf cycle in about 6 weeks, this decision will need to be made, immediatelyish. Like going under the knife early next week.
Please tell me your stories in the comments. Have you had it removed? What were the life implications (like diet and such) afterwards? What should I know and factor into my decision making?
Expecting a phone call from the surgeon that my GP is consulting with some time tomorrow but I'd really like some real world experience stories.