Coffee with cream post op?

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I miss my Coffee! I've been sick for 9 months and couldn't have coffee. Now I'm a week post op and I would love to have a cup with cream but it makes my stomach hurt to think of it. Has anyone been able to have coffee with cream after surgery?

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    HI 

    I don't drink coffee , but caffeine used to make your gallbladder contract and squeeze all the stones thus causing agony etc .. now you have no gallbladder to contract.. my advice have one teaspoon .. see if you get any reaction if no  then have two or three teaspoons and so on .. then if u do react it will be slight . I think your worst reaction would be heartburn or diahreah... as post op we either have too little bile dripping from our gallbladders or too much ... hence diahreah or constipation.. I did this with chocolate ate one maltesser then two etc then I realised I could eat the whole bag .. yippee 😊👍

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      Hi Sally. I went ahead and had a cup of coffee yesterday before I got any replies - couldn't help myself😊 About 3 hours later I had a stomach ache like the ones I used to get with my gallbladder only not near as bad. Wasn't sure if it was the coffee or not. Woke up this morning with it aching again. Not sure what it is. I dont get heartburn or diarrhea.

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    Hi temi, I had coffee with milk on about day 3 and everything was fine but I didn't have to give it up before surgery, I just haven't made it too strong. The only thing is to try it and see, I know its nerve wracking as with all the stories we hear but we're all different so try a small cup with milk and not cream. Cream will probably be far too rich at the moment as you're only a week post op.

    Let me know how you get on. x

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      Hi katherine. Yes we are all differerent and that is nerve wracking! I haven't had some of the issues others have had with some foods, diarrhea and nausea post op but some things I have had. I did have a cup of coffee with a little cream yesterday and about 3 hours later I had a stomach ache like the ones pre op. Not sure it was the coffee or not. Woke up this morning with it too. What symptoms do you have if you have something too rich?

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      Hi temi, thanks for asking, I've got my appointment today, later on this afternoon so hopefully I'll find something out then.

      As with something rich your symptoms do seem as though your body was reacting to something, I ate some chicken that I didn't realise was very fatty and I ended up in alot of sharp pain underneath the ribs as before and felt sick, I wasn't. Try putting milk in your coffee but not full fat and see what happens. I haven't tried anything rich as I'm staying away from stews, etc as pre op I was so ill when I had a beef casserole. I haven't really had the issues like you with foods and diarrhoea but I've been constipated instead which I'd rather have.

      Don't forget its still early days and your body is still healing, it doesn't mean that you'll need to stay clear of those things you love for ever just for the time being. I know someone who had there gallbladder out years ago and he eats everything but in moderation for those things that might trigger something. So I would just take care.

      Let me know how you get on if you try another coffee x

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      Thanks Katherine. I hope you're able to get some clear answers and solutions to what's going on so you can feel better. Let us know how it goes today😁

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      Hi Temi, how are you feeling?Have you tried coffee again?

      My surgeon is refering me back to the physician as they are the ones who decide which procedures you need and are the specialists in diagnosis. He believes I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction but he wouldn't be the one to do the tests, it would be another surgeon who is experienced in this type of condition.

      I hope that you're improving, let me know how you are. xx

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      Hi Katherine. Tried to have coffee with no cream this morning and I only took a couple sips - hurt my stomach.

      I'm so frustrated for you that you waited all this time and now they have to send you to another Dr! I'm so sorry. I hope it isn't long for you to get in.

      I'm doing much better from the surgery thanks. Just still trying to figure out what I can and can't eat still.

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      Thank you.

      It'll be trail and error I'm afraid, when some seem to be able to eat anything afterwards others have a bit a journey. I'm sure you'll be able to drink coffee again at somepoint.

      All we can do is be patient however frustrating it is. xx

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    Yes.

    But I think I've been very lucky with my digestion post op.  Within 24 hours I was starving and ate anything and everything.

    ive had cream, ice cream, cheese, pasta, pretty much anything you can think of and had no pain,nausea or diarrhoea.

    so, I say give it a go and see what happens.  After all, there isn't that much cream in a coffee compared to say the amount of fat in a big lump of cheese or something.

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      Hi Rachel. It's like you were made to not have a gallbladder lol. I'm glad to hear your doing so well. I did try coffee with cream and it hurt my stomach. Tried it again this morning black and could only get in a couple sips. Finding it a little hard to find something that doesn't make me feel bad. I hope this is just temporary. My dad and brother had their gallbladder out and had no problems.

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      You're right!  I definitely don't think my body misses mine

      but I've always had what my mum calls a 'cast iron stomach' and I can eat absolutely anything without any effects.

      which I'm very grateful for, because I LOVE food!

      what about trying a weak coffee, with a splash of skimmed milk - then it's not too much milk and not too much caffeine.

      or try decaf?

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    After my gallbladder sergery, my doctor told me to eat low fat.  This worked except for my breakfast.  My doctor told me to go no-fat in the morning.  

    ?Like you, I love my cream in my morning coffee.  I found no-fat half and half, bought it and it worked.  When I needed more, I bought a different brand.  It didn't work.  So I went out and bought the original brand, and it worked.  Apparently not all non-fat is the same.

    ?It took me 10 months before I could digest fat, and it went in classes  - first oil, last cheese.

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      Hi Beverly. I have been able to have my cream now, though it doesn't agree with me 100%. A lot of things don't agree with me 100% these days. I get bad stomach aches after I eat cereal (which I could eat for breakfast lunch and dinner) I don't know what it is about cereal that would make me feel the way it does. It feels like I'm not digesting it and it's just sitting in my chest. I tried lactose free milk and still had the same problem. The milk I use is fat free. I should keep a food diary. I'm sure it would be very helpful but I got burnt out on keeping journals after having to have done it for so many years.

      I still have the burping problem I had before surgery which I was very disappointed in and the same upper stomach aches caused by eating the wrong thing. Trying to be patient. So all is well with you now as far as your diet?

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