Thursday, April 03, 2014
So last Friday I had my gallbladder removed to treat biliary dyskinesia. Basically that means my gallbladder wasn't doing it's job and instead just spasmed trying to empty, causing me a lot of pain and nausea. I did not have gallstones, which is part of why it took so long for my doctors to finally give me a diagnosis.
Surgery was planned and laparoscopic, so recovery has been pretty quick. I was off prescription pain meds in two days and have been pretty much taking it easy all week at home. I do get tired easily, but with five incisions that look like I was in a knife fight I think that's to be expected.
I've been using this time to really accurately track my food on SparkPeople and paying a lot more attention to the fat in my diet, which can be harder for me to digest until my body adjusts to not having a gallbladder. I've been doing a really good job of sticking to the lower end of my calorie range and portion control, and I'm really pleased with that.
I also made three recipes from the SparkPeople Cookbook this week and plan to make another tomorrow:
Paprika Chicken--it was OK. My husband seemed to like it more than me, but I would try it again.
Baked Lemon Rice - really good and really easy. I would make this again and could see a lot of modifications like different spices.
Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken - very good. I let it go too long, and it was still good. I didn't shred it like the recipe suggested, but think it would be good like that as sandwiches too. This will be repeated.
Tomorrow is Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry, which I have made before. I'm looking forward to that and looking forward to a healthier future.