Sorry to vent on you ladies this morning, I just weighed myself for some stupid reason and felt like crying/venting.
Alorta - Supplementing with enzymes is something I read on (multiple) gall bladder removal forums and a dietician. Because the gall bladder is no longer there to concentrate and store the bile there are a lot of foods that the body can no longer digest and the enzymes help break the food down so that the little bit of bile that does trickle down from the liver is able to break down the food more completely and in a shorter period of time.
Also, my doctors were able to determine that my gall bladder wasn't (really) working through an ultrasound and the HIDA scan, which shows how well the gall bladder is able to eject (release) the bile into the intestines. My HIDA scan showed an ejection fraction of 8% (most ER gall bladder removal cases that aren't stuck in the tube have an ejection fraction of over 35%).
Here's a link about what a HIDA scan is/does www.mayoclinic.com/health/hida-scan/MY0032
And yes, I have been telling my doctors this, they're just as stumped as I am. Currently the only exercise my primary wants me to do is swimming, but my cardiologist says without a heart expert on site I should not be doing much more than walking.
Rleegirl - A second opinion for which issue?
I've seen 3 heart specialists, had an angiogram, ecchocardiogram, 2 ekgs, and a nuclear stress test (via lexi scan). Next week I go back in for an exercise stress test, even though my primary doesn't want me using my knee much.
On my knee I've had an ultrasound, an xray and an MRI, currently looking into ways of reducing the cyst without further injuring my meniscus... and of course that my insurance will cover.
My digestive issues... insurance only paid for 2 visits with the dietician who, aside from suggesting enzymes, didn't tell me to do anything different with the type of diet I've been eating for years: low fat/oil foods, very few refined/processed foods, mostly fresh fruits/vegetables and select grains with the occasional animal protein added in for balance.
I'm honestly lost on what else I should be doing.
Babies in 4/05, 12/06, 1/08, 2/10
Abdominal surgeries - (5/08)x2, 2/10, 6/10, 8/10, 9/10, 4/12, and 10/12
March 2010 - 226 (highest non-pg)
Oct 2011 - 165 (only 10 lbs away from goal!)
Broke foot - Oct 2011
Nov 2012 - 165
Feb 2013 - Knee Injury: meniscal tear(healed) w/painful meniscal cyst(atm)
Sept 2013 - 177
Heart surgery - Sept 2013
Jan 2014 - 186
| Pounds lost: 37.0