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.
This is my journey of living a life with no gallbladder. My gallbladder was removed around 10 am on October 1, 2009 through Lap Chole (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) procedure – a 3-spot incision at the Cebu Doctors University Hospital. The operation was performed by Dr. Don Edward Rosello with Dr. Stephen Aldrich Alsay, the anesthesiologist who put me to sleep.
My life is not the same after the operation, it is the start of a new day, new perspective.