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Hi there Jane66347, phoebewhite and Sally 14743,
Thank you all for sharing your experiences and for your encouragement. I have already been trying to reintroduce "normal" food back into my diet in small amounts but have found that anything with flavour, or that contains a moderate amount of fat has given me chronic indigestion, but I am persevering and keeping a food journal.
I was diagnosed with IBS prior to my gall stone problems, so don't know whether my ongoing digestion difficulties are being caused by my missing gall bladder (which turned out to be necrotic) or whether I still have IBS, only time will tell.
The quoted time frame of six to eight weeks for recovery from open surgery, in my experience as a 67year old, is over optimistic.
Someone in their thirties might recover that quickly but how long does it take for the digestive system of someone of the older generation to adapt to functioning without a gallbladder?
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