Re gallbladder removal

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Hi all again, as I said previously I am scheduled to have my gallbladder removed on the 12th November, I just wondered if I will ever be able to eat normal again, also just before the operation I have been told I can't have anything to drink only half a glass of water at 6.30 in the morning, not a mint or anything as I rely on mints and drinks etc as I have I.B.S and usually feel sick in the mornings, can anyone help as to this.  Thanks Stella.

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    Ring the surgeons Secretary up and ask f you can take an anti sickness tablet. They work for me. Not sure if told you about the fodmap diet my consultant recommended it, helps my IBS, would not cope with out it. look it up, give it a go.
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    Yes, you will eat normal again. But , you will learn quickly what you should not eat. I also suffer from IBS and understand exactly what this is all about! You cannot eat anything that you may vomit when put to sleep. This is dangerous. Please follow the oreders for your own safety. Good luck and let me know how your surgery goes!! I will keep you in my prayers...
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      Thanks for your note Angela, and kind words, I am scared now of getting a cold as well as I through the night  I keep feeling as if I have one coming, nose sniffing and blocking a bid, hope I don't, how did you go on the day of the op because I have to have a drink and sweet or mint in the morning so I don't feel sick and I can't have anything only half a glass of water at 6.30 a.m.  Thanks Stella
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      I don't think idrank anything. I just sipped some water to keep my lips wet and throat wet. I never take a chance before surgery with anything that might make me sick. You can tell the anethesiologist that you are sick and they will put  a medication in your iv to combat that before surgery. that is what I did. they will take care of you I am sure. Again I wish you all the best and please let me know all about your surgery!!
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    I had my gall bladder removed at the age of 55 about four years ago, I can eat most things, but if I eat anything fatty quite late in the evening I start to feel a little nauseas during the night and don't sleep as well, so I now avoid eating anything fatty after 8.00 pm. Once the gall bladder is removed bile has to trickle down from the liver to break down fat so doesn't work quite as well, but on the whole I eat anything - may be I'm just lucky?!
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    Im two weeks post op hope your surgery went well take it easy stick to bland diet as much as possible after surgery dont lift anything i may sound redundant but i personally over did it and caused more harm and am rehealing surgery is surgery please follow drs orders and ill be glad to help with any questions i can as will anyone here best of luck 
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