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Oklahoma Rose
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We finally got a date as to when they are going to do my dads surgery. It will be this coming Monday April 21, at 1 p.m. They are going to take, both, his gallbladder and right kidney out. The problem after that is, the artery leading to his left kidney is 70% blocked. The doctor said he will have to fix that after this first surgery. My dad has never had any kind of kidney or gallbladder problem, until now. He has always been a very healthy man. Now, everything is coming down at once. Oh my friends, you know, I am so worried.
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I'll pray for your dad and your family.
love
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Sending Prayers!

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HiSweetSuzieQ~
You know that I'll be thinking of you and holding your dad in vigil of prayer~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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sandgrain
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May the good Lord watch over him and each of you.

  God bless,
    Rae
Bob K
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Dear Ms. Rose,

          Problem gall bladders can be enormously painful.  They take a while, as I understand it, to build up to being a problem, but once they're there, they can be very difficult and very painful indeed.  My mother had hers out in the early sixties, when the operation was a very big deal indeed.  Now because of improvements in surgical technique, it doesn't have to be such a big deal and the recovery time can be quick.

     Because of the effect the gall bladder's had on the patient's digestion  and their overall feeling of not-greatness , in a reasonably short period of time, the patient begins to feel better than they did before the operation.  I've seen this a couple of times, and this was usually the case.  I don't know why your father's having his out, so I can't tell you any more and it may well be beyond what I know anyway, but that's what I've seen.

     Kidneys I don't know so much about.  Why not have your dad's doctor give you enough information so you can check it out on the internet?  Also, it might be helpful if you knew what the diagnosis was instead of simply what they were going to do.

     About surgery, it is not uncommon to get a second opinion as to whether the operation is needed and what the cause of the condition may be.  If your father is not being seen at a teaching hospital, he owes it to himself to find a nephrologist—a kidney doctor—at a teaching hospital and have that doctor have a look at him.  He should take all his lab tests and a copy of his chart and whatever imaging his current folks have taken with him or he may need to have them sent in advance for the consultant to look at.  Many insurance plans will pay for a second opinion.  If nothing else, they may offer further information for you and your dad and confirm that your dad's current doc is doing great care.  The consultant may have options available your current guy hasn't considered or isn't aware of to offer.  That's another reason why second opinions can be useful.

     Or perhaps your dad's already had one or two.  What do I know?  I wouldn't dream of telling you not to worry; he's your dad, and you'd have too much sense to pay attention to me anyway.  But there's no sense in doing nothing while you worry, is there?  Even if you can't get a second opinion, you can get more information and talk with your dad.

     I'll be worrying all little bit, too.  Let us know how things are going.  BobK.
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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my sweet Sue... you are still in my prayers and thoughts... it must be very scarey for your Dad right now, I wish with all my heart things go well ... keep us informed love and hugs to you my friend... love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

sandgrain
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Tomorrow's D Day, so will keep your dad and family in my prayers, as well as his surgeon and nurses.

Please do let us know how Dad's doing and be sure to tell him all these PIPsters are rooting for him.

God bless,
  Rae
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