Gallstones from 4years old

#1
I have applied to join the forces but due to having gallstones i have been rejected as i am apparently medically unfit for service (P8). I was diagnosed at 4 with them and have lived with them for my life, i can only be medically cleared if i get my gallbladder removed and i would be given the code P2 however i have had them for so long and at the time my parents decided to not get it removed. I haven't had an attack for since i was 10 and i am now 19 but due to my past history i am getting a P8 code,
has anyone else got something like this or any guidance on how to proceed without having to get my gallbladder removed.
 
#2
Aside from having a Cholecystectomy , your only other option is to appeal, and a GP's or gastroenterologist's letter confirming an asymptomatic status over 9 years may help.

JSP 950 Section 4-E-3 ( relevant extract below ) however does not give you much room for manoeuvre.

"c. Cholecystitis. Candidates with a current or past history of symptomatic cholecystitis, acute or chronic, with or without cholelithiasis, or other disorders of the gallbladder and biliary system are graded P8 unless surgically treated. Cholecystectomy is acceptable if performed greater than 6 months prior to examination and the candidate remains asymptomatic. Candidates who have had fibre-optic procedures to correct sphincter dysfunction or cholelithiasis if performed more than 6 months prior to examination and remain asymptomatic may be graded P2."
 

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#3
Bloody painful and worse than childbirth according to 0A
 
#4
Bloody painful and worse than childbirth according to 0A
Yes it's painful and potentially lethal as well. I came down suddenly with an infected gallbladder 20 years ago . This, over two short days, led to kidney failure, acute septic shock and a gall bladder with walls three times their normal size. I only just made it to A&E in time. ICU and an emergency Cholecystectomy pulled me through. I met one of the ICU nurses three years after the event and her words were "we almost lost you".

A dodgy condition not to be messed with.
 
#5
Yes it's painful and potentially lethal as well. I came down suddenly with an infected gallbladder 20 years ago . This, over two short days, led to kidney failure, acute septic shock and a gall bladder with walls three times their normal size. I only just made it to A&E in time. ICU and an emergency Cholecystectomy pulled me through. I met one of the ICU nurses three years after the event and her words were "we almost lost you".

A dodgy condition not to be messed with.
Just left hospital after a lap coly performed six weeks ago. Gall bladder had stuck to my liver and other parts - on the table for six hours plus three hors for ERCP scopes to repair bile leak. Still have a surgical drain in the cavity, though this seems to be about to dry up. Certainly thought at one point that I wasn't going to get back to arrse. As for the pain and the post op procedures I really do not want to talk about it. Advice to the op, get a gp referral to a specialist and if he offers a lap coly, take it before you reach an age where the bugger could finish you off.
 

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#6
Originally our local hospital claimed they could break them down using ultrasound, after the op to remove the gall bladder some were as big as marbles at least .5 inch. Sod passing those
 
#7
Originally our local hospital claimed they could break them down using ultrasound, after the op to remove the gall bladder some were as big as marbles at least .5 inch. Sod passing those
I think you mean kidney stones. Fairly sure you can't piss gallstones.

Kidney stones are evil sods. I've had them on average every 6 years or so for the last 35+ years. They hurt. A lot.
 
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