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Me and my gall bladder

Friday, August 05, 2016

Who knew my gall bladder was my party friend. emoticon We ate spicy food together of all sorts from vindaloo, Thai red curry, Larb, to anything that looked and sounded good. We loved bacon and deep fried foods. For dessert, chocolate was never turned down. Also, and I should not say this but we could really pack the food away on a binge session.

Now my friend the gall bladder is gone. Removed on July 7th due to a huge gall stone and being infected. Maybe it is just the aftermath of the surgery (but medical notes says it may be a side effect) but now I can only eat small portions and fatty foods, spicy foods, and too much chocolate make me sick. From what I have read any thing that is gassy (like beans) will make me sick too but I have not tested that out since the bacon, French fry, Larb, and chocolate brownie tests (individual) did not go to well.

My grandfather had GI problems so I am digging out the old tried and true family recipes and learning to eat "like a lady" as my mother used to say. She used to gripe at me for wolfing down my food and I ignored her at the time.

Has anyone else had gall bladder removed and is this temporary or am I looking at a new life style change? Also food suggestions are always welcome but it looks like plain meat and veggies for me now at least for a while.

Ps I also binged the other night which is a weakness of mine and felt omg sick and was miserable for the rest of the night and could barely sleep. So that is out too.



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  • OOLALA53
    I haven't had gall bladder problems, but having to eat more slowly and savor your food is an advantage, no? People living in cultures where they eat more slowly tend to be slimmer and have fewer health problems related to eating. Have you had any luck widening your food choices? (I love Indian food, too, and have sauces I use pretty often, though in much smaller quantities than restaurants serve. I would miss them a lot, too.)

    I saw you're resting. A good way to heal and it can be a great replacement for snacking!
    1402 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    it does get better and i can eat everything............

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    1459 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    My husband had his removed and he seems to eat most things
    1460 days ago
  • SANDYQD
    It does get better. I had mine removed in 1996 and I can eat anything (unfortunately.) Hang in there.
    1460 days ago
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