Quite new to all of this. Scared, and frustrated mostly.
I saw that you have met with Dr. Fraker at UPenn. My husband is meeting with him next week.
Gallbladder attack with zero prior symptoms. 4 days in the hospital, ridiculous amount of scans and labs and such. Although the gallbladder remained “unidentifiable” a surgeon suggested it’s removal as my husband was with fever and unable to eat without vomiting violently.
Laparoscopic surgery. Gallbladder torn during event. Thickened omentum biopsied. Both samples sent to pathology. Adenocarcinoma with Signet Ring Cell and Mucousis features of both, as well as a gangrene gallbladder. Found out via a phone call 2 hours after surgeon released my husband free and clear to resume all pre operative activities. Ouch. His gallbladder was literally a dead organ…and they didn’t pick up on this?!