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I eat quite frugally - have been gluten free for four years since being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2011. I also avoid caffeine, dairy, never eat saturated fats, have very healthy gut (ie no IBS and very regular) and have lost four stone in four years. The remaining weight I need to lose won't come off at all no matter how hard I work on myself with exercise and diet - but I am Hypothyroid so I blame this.
I have just spent 7 days on the acute ward of local hospital with severe upper abdominal pain - ended up on very heavy IV antibiotics and morphine. The surgeon wouldn't operate to remove my gallbladder although he didn't think the sepsis was caused by my gallstones as they looked much the same (large and quite a tribe!) as they have for 15 years and my gallbladder was only marginally distended because I hadn't been eating lately. So I was discharged with what he believed was a severe UTI with sepsis and have just finished my fourth cours of antibiotics this year.
Meanwhile my GP believes this was actually acute Cholecystitis (infection/ inflammation of gallbladder). He explained that it will be best to wait for my scheduled op in early July rather than have an emergency gallbladder operation. Apparently with the latter the risks are high of internal bleed because of the dense vascular system surrounding the gallbladder.
So I am desperate not to trigger another attack now, assuming my GP is right about acute Cholecystitis. I can't have a more healthy diet than I already do although I'm keen to lose more weight aroumd my tummy if possible.
Any my suggestions how to stay out of trouble with further attacks of Cholecystisis - apart from avoiding saturated fats and spicy foods and alcohol?
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