Living Life Without Gallbladder

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.

2 thoughts on “Living Life Without Gallbladder

  1. 1. it depends on how long ago u had the ccocolystehtomy performed, on wether it was open or laparoscopic, on ur age, on ur immediate postoperative condition,on the etiological factors of the formation of the gallstones etc

    2. u have to expect that for at least a month after the operation u will be having indigestion symptoms concerning the fat in ur diet.Thats the reason why u have to obtain a specific diet ( after ccocolystehtomy by either ur surgeon or a clinical dietician).This diet that lasts for about a month after leaving ur hospital, consists of no or low fat food, increased carbohydrate and protein component plus average fibrous consistency food.(u can eat pasta,rice,boiled vegetables, boiled white meat etc and avoid oil,animal fat, spices,sauces, fatty sweets,full fat dairy products)

    3. monitor ur cholesterole plus any coexisting health problem especially haematological ones.

    4. allow 3 months for ur digestive system to adopt

    5. localy, the postoperative wound care is important. Watch for any swelling, compact local oedema, pain, fluid dripping, bleeding, focal tender protrusion (infection, rupture, inadequate hemostasis of the wound may occur, subsequently a hernia may also be excluded around Kocher inscision in case it was an open procedure or in ur navel in case it was a laparoscopic one but those are far fetched)

    6. suggest ur family to have an upper abdominal ultrasound and check for similar conditions as well

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