Post Gall Bladder surgery

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Hi all its been nearly 6 weeks since surgery and things are going pretty well.I wanted to check in and see how u are all going but also to add some things i have noticed. I cant eat a heavy meal at night or else i vomit and I noticed that i cant eat as much as I used to even if I try. I am still losing weight and in the last week have started to exercises to get some strength back. I have allowed myself a little chocolate here and there but still eat pretty healthy. 

Has anyone noticed things since their surgery 

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    Glad you are doing OK. I had my gallbladder removed 8 weeks ago.

    I have not had sickness (vomitting). I am still being careful what I eat and trying to keep on low fat. Occasional stomaaach crmap but not the pain in my right side that I had with the gallstones. Feeling a lot better. Like you I have lost weight and am trying to put a little bit of that back on.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah xx

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    Hi 

    Had mine removed back in february and got a post about my current problems here.

    As far as eating, I couldn't wait to have some food after surgery and had endless slices of toast with lots of tea without any problems, I did take it easy and sampled different foods gradually treating each one as an experiment, eventually I found I could eat almost anything with the exception of fish and chips, but this only gave me mild discomfort, I didn't have any problems with hot spicy foods either.

    I started getting the same "Galstone" attacks within a couple of weeks after surgery no matter what I ate and have had a constant pain/discomfort for the last two weeks which I am waiting to see the specialist about, eating anything doesn't make it any worse or any better so I might as well enjoy my food and ignore the pain till it hopefully gets sorted wink 

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      Hi Selena

      not been on here very much but have just come back from seeing thehospital doctor,this is my second opinon,he also feels that the pain I have on my right side and back is not coming from my gallstones,my pain comes and goes but is made worse by moving ,bending down ect.he has put me on the waiting list 18weeks wait to have my gallblader removed but he feels that i have have a 1 in 3 chance that I will still have my pain if I have this op.told to go away and think about what I want,this site has been helpful but you do hear some very fighting horror stories.so now I have 18  weeks to decide what I want to do,I don't have all the signs that people have on this site but it's still very painful and i don't want to have to deal this all the time.they think that although I have gall stone my pain is more likely to be muscular because it hurts when I move.any feed back from you or anyone else would be helpful as I don't know what to do for the best.going to the pain clinic tomorrow so hoping their might come up with something.good luck when you see your specialist,do hope you feel better soon

      bye for now

      Pat

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    Glad to hear things are going well for you.  I'm just over five weeks since surgery and am doing very well.  I felt well from the day after surgery and didn't suffer from any of the problems others have suffered.  For the first month I stuck to a no fat diet (surgeon's recommendation) but over the last week I've been introducing fatty foods a little at a time.  I find that I can eat chocolate and full fat cheese with no problems but I have to be careful with olive oil, if I overdo it then I feel a little nauseous but I think that will pass.  I ate a full meal three days ago without any problems but I'm staying away from deep fried foods.  I also am still losing weight!!!  Its terrible as I lost 8 kilos before surgery and 2 kilos since so now that I can eat properly I hope to start putting on the kilos again.  I eat light in the evenings, mostly fruit, crispbread, low fat cheese.  Hope all continues well for you and will look out for another update.
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    stay on tract. you are doing great. 6 small meals a day is great, less work  on your liver. don't eat after 7 pm I had to learn the hard way and now after 13 years I have mastered it. I am in good shap and not overweight. stay away from chocolate and  junk food. over the next few years you will have problems for eating that stuff. You are doing great and everythiing you are saying is normal. Diet , diet , diet is everything and you will always get flare ups but that is normal. The less flare ups the better in the long run. great job.
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    Hi Tazz

    Glad to hear your operation we not well and I hope you keep on improving.

    I had my mine removed on Saturday and out yesterday.

    All going well , surgeon did say it was severely inflamed , so better out than in.

    All the best.

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    That is normal, I have been dealing with it for 13 years. Diet ,diet ,diet. you wil have attacks just keep them down. to many can cause problems with your pancreaus.
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    I had mine out last week and I have gone from being greedy to only really eating because I should. Get really full quickly too. I am not sure what the health implications are if mine as apparently my gall bladder was attached to my liver which shocked me as I have never heard of that until the doctor told me it had happened.
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