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Life Without Gallbladder

A journey of life after gallbladder removal surgery

Gallbladder Post Surgery

Gallbladder Post Surgery

Hey there, I’m a first timer. It’s been two weeks since my operation and I’m wishing I could go back in time. In hindsight, I think they whipped my gallbladder out to quickly. I’ve been feeling pretty average and reading some terrible stories about people who suffer after surgery. My dad had his out about a year ago and he assures me it takes around six months for your body to adjust! I wish someone had of told me that. All I was told is that 90% of people tolerate it very well, but the more I read about anatomy the more I realize how important this little organ is. I guess it’s just a waiting game. I have had a year of feeling average with all the tests in the world and when they finally discovered that my gallbladder was a bit problematic I thought that this was the solution. Now I’m not so convinced. I stayed on a good diet for six months and didn’t improve dramatically. Well I guess I’ll be staying on an even stricter diet now and taking probiotics and what not. Going to the surgeon tomorrow to grill him as to why they whipped it out so quickly. Don’t put your life in doctors hands people. I wish I hadn’t of. I’d love some simple tips on how to deal with nausea, acid and getting past this initial period of feeling like hell. A simple diet I guess would be best? Time machine anyone?


My Office Companion is Water, not Coffee

drinking water without gallbladderMy officemates have coffee on their desk to fight yawning and get some energy boost. It’s free courtesy of the company that we work for. And I really love the smell of the newly prepared coffee especially the pure black coffee.

Although the 3-in-1 coffee packs have their own flavors and aroma as well, but it can’t be compared to the pure black coffee.

Even before my gallbladder was removed, I am not into coffee. I usually get an upset stomach every after cup of coffee. Bo’s Coffee, Coffee Dream, and Starbucks can’t get into my nerve either brewed or cold. So, I end up drinking tea.

On my desk, a mug of water is my companion. A cold water is enough for me. I usually consumed not less than 6 mugs of cold water for the entire 8-hour work.  And I think its enough to get me hydrated for the whole period. Not to mention that it acts as cleanser, more commonly referred as the universal solvent – the water.


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