life without gallbladder

Life Without Gallbladder

A journey of life after gallbladder removal surgery

Diarrhea attack and no gallbladder

I read once an article that chronic diarrhea will likely to hit more on person without gallbladder, those that undergo gallbladder surgery either by open cholecystectomy or lap chole (laparoscopic cholecystectomy).

And yes, it is true.

Right after I was discharged from the hospital, I experienced stomach pain and diarrhea almost every morning – after breakfast.

This year, gladly the diarrhea occurred less. I only had one diarrhea last jan. 7, 2010. The next day, it was a fine day – no diarrhea attack. I hoped and thought that it will for good.

After breakfast pain – without gallbladder

I woke up around 7 am because my 1-year old son woke me up. I carried him downstairs and gave to my wife. I already felt some pain in my stomach. I just thought it’s a normal hunger pain. So, I ate breakfast. But after I ate my breakfast, the pain did not subside but rather severed.

I went to rest room thinking it will help mellow the pain. But not.

I took an anti-diarrhea medicine and went back to bed to rest.

First birthday without gallbladder

Happy 31st Birthday to me!

But wait, am I happy with my birthday today?

Yes and No.

Yes, because I spent the celebration together with my loved ones. My family, my wife and my son together with my wife’s godchild and my son’s nanny, visited my parents house where we ate lunch. My two sisters and my niece were present and a close friend was also there.

And of course, the main piece of the gathering was the FOOD! Wow! Delicious! My favorites were there but then again the words of my surgeon popped up as warning sign. My surgeon, Dr. Rosello and my internist, Dra. Singidas prohibited told me that I should eat low fat and avoid oily foods.

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