Arriving at the hospital
'Everyone, from the receptionist to the porters to the lady that takes the menu, was so pleasant to deal with that it was a pleasure being in hospital. If there is something on the menu you
can't eat, especially when you are having a gallstone operation, there are always salads and
other things that they will make for your lunch and for your tea.'
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The Laparoscopy procedure
'When I went down for my operation I remember walking down to the theatre, getting up onto the
table where they prep you and get the heart monitors on you. Then the anaesthetist comes in and
the assistant was helping saying "Do you like cocktails? We're now going to give you an amazing
cocktail". I remember the mask coming down over my face which they told me smelt like vanilla, and
then I woke up after the operation.'
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Getting back home
'After the gall bladder operation you don't have a pain but obviously because you don't have a gall
bladder you have to be a little bit careful of what you do eat because the gall bladder is there to
break down fat.'
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