6 weeks after gaul bladder surgery

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Hi all!  I  got my gaul bladder out 6  weeks this coming friday,  and still having some discomfort re bowels  thinking that i  want them to move, but don't.  what i  would like to know has anyone else experienced this, and what can be done about it?  also, I  was told in the hospital, and infect, when i  was in they gave me normal food,  and a  glass of milk at lunch but some people tell me to avoid dairy products, and normal food. i'm so confused by it all, and would like as much help and support anyone can give.  when can you eat and drink normally,  and will i  have to continue being careful for the rest of my life?  Thank you in anticipation.  Confused Val.

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    Hi Val 

    everyone is different .

    try to eat normally and the reality is you are either left with too much bile dripping into your stomach from your liver leading to diarroeah or too little leading to constipation or your just right ... But the specialist say this can settle down in the first few months .

    in the meantime adjusting diet for extra bran etc if constipated and avoiding acidic foods if experiencing diarroeah.

    i get constipated so eat fruit bran etc ... And I am fine ...

    try not to presume you will be left with some awful . 

    You will take 3 months to totally recover so patience and enjoy your balanced diet 😬

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    Hi Sally!  Thanks so much for that.  I  was planning to have a  couple of boiled or scrambled eggs with a  couple of slices of toast with clover spread for my tea to-night, but when i  told my friend, she said i  couldn't have anything in the dairy line.  i'm hoping this isn't correct, as i've been missing my eggs and glasses of semmi skimmed milk.  i  also like a  bit of buttered toast and like warberton medium sliced bread which the hospital said i  could have.  can you have eggs toast or semmi skimmed milk after gallbladder surgery?  My friend also told me not to have porridge or special kay cerial as they contain too much fibre is this correct?  I  was also given for xmas, a box of molteezers which i  love and am dying to have a  couple, but scared to do so.  please write back and let me know what you think of all this.  Val.
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      Hi Val

      i was given chocolates when I came out of hospital . I was afraid for the first 4 days then I ate one cube ... No side affect .. Well you can guess I ate the rest still no side effects ...then straight away butter on toast . I soon realised I could eat most foods I did find my liver ached if I ate too fatty a meal ...so I was more sensible .

      now your friend isn't wrong in that some people can't digest certain foods as well after surgery . But you won't know how it's affected you till you try . I can eat pretty much anything.  

      Be sensible have a little butter at first then if no reaction have a little more next time.  

      The reality is most people who have there gallbladder removed have massive weight gain due to being able to stuff themselves on fatty food .

      but some do develop intolerance to dairy or wheat ...but not the majority...

      so just experiment introducing new foods gradually and try one malteser and then if your ok 2 . Be sensible and enjoy 😀

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    Hi Valerie

    The old CONSTIPATION, yep not nice. I have to take fybogel 2 x daily, Docusate x 2 daily. Then add the following if need be: Drink prune juice, eat liquorice, but found over Xmas a very rice piece of Xmas cake or pudding helped. I suffer badly but do have other issues. Once body gets adjusted you should settle. Have increased my food intake and eating more things as time goes by. Everyone will go at there own pace, try something and add as you go. I am on the fodmap diet and have to stick with it, but hopefully you will be able to get back to normal soon.

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