life without gallbladder

Life Without Gallbladder

A journey of life after gallbladder removal surgery

New to this – No Gallbladder

No Gallbladder

Hi all, so I had my gall bladder out on July 5th, I’m not doing too bad now, I think the recovery process is finally really coming along. I’m still having some gas issues causing some pain but it isn’t bad, and is getting better. I make sure I walk each day and I’m sure that is helping a lot. My incisions are mostly healed though, the worst part is that there was a bandaid used on my arm that I’m allergic too, so it’s been itchy. lol

I’m trying to mostly stay away from fatty foods though as I’m sure that wouldn’t help with the gas stuff. I’m hoping that goes away in time as I think it’s still pretty sensitive right now. I usually feel the pain the most when I go for those walks.


Share your NO GALLBLADDER experience

Share your NO GALLBLADDER experience

I received some emails regarding their personal experiences without gallbladder and thought of letting other people share their own no gallbladder experiences on my blog.

So, I am opening my blog for those people like me that once had underwent a gallbladder surgery, either through Lap Chole (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) or open surgery. But mine was a Lap Chole procedure, which left 3 marks. And only the 2 scars are visible because the other scar is located in the navel.

For those ladies and gents that no longer have gallbladder, feel free to share your experiences, tests, and tips on living a life without a gallbladder. What I know is that gallbladder stones or gallstones are most likely to occur in women but I do not have any statistical data for this. And those unattended gallstones will result to gallbladder removal.


Foods for person with no gallbladder

My internist, Dra. Joan Singidas, gave me this list before I underwent a gallbladder removal through lap chole (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) surgery. The list of foods to avoid and foods to include. She told me to just avoid the foods in the foods to avoid column and observe within one week if would experience again another gallstone attack. That was Sept. 15, 2009.

But 3 days later, my wife’s friend arrived from Manila and invited us for lunch. Food is served. Although I only ate seafoods; fish and shellfish that belong to foods to include, I was not spared with gallstone attack. I then realized that there is also one food under foods to avoid that gives flavor to one of my favorite, baked scallops – the butter. And maybe cheese and oil.

And 3 days after, I ended in the clinic of Dr. Don Edward Rosello (General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Bariatric Surgery), to ask for his opinion. To which, I was scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure last Oct. 1, 2009.


     
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