Johanne's Journal, 26 January 2012

This gall bladder thing has me stymied. I'm afraid to eat oil, but, of course, you need SOME oil to maintain health. I have a consult with a surgeon on Monday. I've read quite a bit about gall bladder removal since the attack and I'm afraid most of it is bad. It creates a whole new set of potentially yucky symptoms. I have to find out what the sonogram says and if it's possible to control this with diet . . . one more set of foods I can't eat. LOL!
216.2 lb Lost so far: 62.8 lb.    Still to go: 16.2 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 January 2012:
2081 kcal Fat: 74.14g | Prot: 68.48g | Carb: 294.89g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Almond Milk, Scrambled Egg, Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Truvia, Diet Cranberry Juice,  Fasting Glucose - 100. Lunch: Curried Red Lentil Soup. Dinner: White Rice, Vanilla Ice Milk Cone, Diet Dr. Pepper, Fortune Cookie, Orange Shrimp, General Tso's Chicken, Crab Rangoon, Chinese Chicken with Brocolli. Snacks/Other: Pamela's Amazing Gluten Free Bread. more...
2440 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes. more...
on diet You: On a Diet   losing 0.8 lb a week


I had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago. In the beginning it's tough with the higher fat foods as you are in the bathroom right away. Since my body has adjusted and I'm eating healthier I am having no problems. I am happy that it was removed because the pain I endured while having an attack was unbearable compare to the surgery. 
26 Jan 12 by member: TLesniowski
Yeah, I think you may just have to test yourself and go slowly after the gall bladder is removed. It's been almost four years and I think my husband eats as much fat now as he did before, so it's possible to get back to digesting fat. 
26 Jan 12 by member: Hope4Health
Had mine removed about 4 years ago too .....absolutely no change apart from no more pain! I have. Ever had a particularly high fat diet, but can eat an Indian high in fat with no adverse effects. My GB had loads of stones and was severely infected, so was glad to have it out. Was lucky to only have 1 painful episode before I saw my surgeon then one before surgery.... And ate no fat before either attack. I did eat fat but it never seemed to directly bring on the pain.....odd. The pain was scary!! Good luck.  
26 Jan 12 by member: Di Happy
Oh goodness!! I just read about your trip to the ER. VERY scary I'm sure. Wishing you the very best! (((HUGS)))♥ 
26 Jan 12 by member: RubyRedSox
Bonnie, my dad had his gall bladder removed. He had been on a heart healthy diet for years, and he didn't change the way he ate afterward at all. He did just fine. Hope the consult goes well. Hugs and know I am thinking about you my sweet friend. Prayers are being sent your way!!! Love ya! 
26 Jan 12 by member: ctlss
I'm happy to hear all these good reports. Some of the sites online are awful. They talk about "dumping", horrible gas, all kinds of awful issues. I eat very little fat anyway and almost no meat. I really don't want a repeat of last Friday. It was HORRID! That kind of pain is so hard to deal with. I've been overly cautious since the attack because I don't want to risk another. Thanks everyone for your input. It will help a lot with my decision on Monday. 
26 Jan 12 by member: Johanne
Johanne, i am sorry you have had so much aggro, i cant believe i missed your 21st jan journal. I have been skipping a lot this week, just not had the time to go through all the comments and journals, so missed this. You must have been so frightened. thank goodness it is over now and it sounds like your buddies have a lot of promising news regading the Gall bladder. Take care of yourself. Sazy 
26 Jan 12 by member: sazy
Jo you need it taken could get infected and then you will be in trouble..believe me you don't want that..and besides you can't believe all you read on the internet..People like to complain about any thing..some will cry if they have an itch..So hope you get some answers to all your fears from your doctor..let us know..take care of you...Love and Hugs...:O) 
26 Jan 12 by member: BHA
My hubby had his out April 2010 and his diet has hardly changed he has just been without the pain. He had an emergency surgery he suffered for so long said he wished he had gone in earlier. Love and {{{HUGS}}} you will be well shortly.  
26 Jan 12 by member: Yvonne19


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