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On my phone so can't see much right now about the group's activity, but I'm hoping it doesn't shut down because I just joined. All things gallbladder are new for me, as I just found out early this month I have gallstones. I've revamped my eating and so far so good and less pain.

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This team has been unactive for quite some time. Even with people joining there has been no activity.
Should we disband?
If no one posts on this what is the point?
If no one posts every three months then SP will put the team in suspension anyway.
I am here to answer questions and help others but no one ever posts so I think we should just let it shut down.
What you say?

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Ah, but change can be a good thing. Modifying your behaviors is what got you to the point you are now, right? So, try focusing on new behaviors/food intake goals.
You have all of SP to help you.

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11/21/11 10:48 P

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Thanks for that reply! I'll give it a bit more time before talking to my doctor, since I'm pretty sure it's just my body going "what are you DOING to me?????" sort of reaction.
I am using the food tracker, it's just so hard for me to change what I have been eating...

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Don't know what that pain is you are experiencing but I would certainly call your doctor and let him know about it. It could be something that needs attention.
Are you using the food tracker? If not, this would be a good method of 'seeing' what you are eating. That is if you have it set to track calories, sodium, saturated fat, other types of fat, carbs, protein.
These are the most important nutritional elements to match to your caloric intake.
If you are tracking these then you should look at making alternate choices to your food.
It's not easy, I know. I still have to remove and replace foods every day when I am making my daily food choices in order to keep everything in line.
Good luck with it.

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I'm about 4 weeks post-op, and doing a lot better. I've added back all the higher-fat foods that I used to eat, and I haven't had any serious problems. The worst I've had to deal with is some upper back pain, and the occasional spasm, but they're just annoying. I do wonder if the pain in the shoulder blades has to do with the increased fat intake or my posture or the increased lifting I'm doing or a combination. Any ideas?

The one thing I'm struggling with right now is balancing adding the fat back to my diet with my overall calorie levels. It's been very hard to keep to my calorie limits while having more fat. Any ideas on how to make this transition easier?

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How's everyone doing?

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Stress has a lot to do with it. If I'm going through stress I try to eat foods that I know won't bother me. Sometimes it's easier to just do the liquid diet and bland foods for a day or so rather than wait until I'm not feeling great.

My doctor's whole approach is to run a test since my insurance will cover it but in the meantime, try this. Usually the "try this" will take care of things. I try to explain things but she perks up when I mention something that she could test me for. For example, I had a problem with gas so we went over my diet. She suggested trying lactose-free but in the meantime, let's do an ultrasound. No lactose has taken care of it but she's still pressing for the ultrasound. This was just last week. The test is scheduled. The only reason she can give me is that she doesn't know what's going on in there. My symptoms have cleared up. Or they did until I ate some cheese. lol

I got no guidance after my surgery except that fatty foods might be a problem. Just eat what I want and I'll know what to avoid. That and let's do a follow-up endoscopy just in case.

I'm brand new so I'll check out the other boards, etc. Thank you for the help!



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10/31/11 5:42 P

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You certainly do have food issues. Hasn't your doctor been able to address your issues?
Have you posted in the Message Boards in the Diet and Nurtition board? One of the staff SP may be able to help you.
Look at the announcement I put in the team area the other day about foods that are good and not so good to include in your diet when having gallbladder issues.
Good luck.

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10/30/11 9:39 P

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I had my gallbladder out last year. For about 60 days afterwards, I felt extremely weak. I was scared to eat anything but tried new foods on the weekends. Popcorn and granola aren't my friends. Donuts cause a quick trip to the bathroom.

I've found that dill pickles work well for me. It seems weird but when I'm having those nasty burps I eat a few pickle chips and they settle my stomach.

I don't know if this is all due to my gallbladder since I was admitted through the emergency room and they found that I have a hiatal hernia and a healing ulcer at the same time. When things get bad, I go back on the liquid diet for a couple of days and it seems to put my digestion back on track. It does get old, though. Broth, jello, water and maybe a brown rice cake so I'm not hungry.

I need ideas on what I can eat that I can modify for my husband who needs to gain about 25 punds.

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10/1/11 5:00 P

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Is anyone having any gallbladder isues or anything else to say?
We certainly are a quiet group.

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The gallbladder does something to the fat before it goes into the liver before it goes to your intestines. Without the gallbladder that first something doesn't get done so it just cruises to your intestines that don't really like it. And splat!
As you can tell I am not a medical person. I could look it all up all over again but you can always ask your doctor if it becomes a problem for you.
I hope not.
Good luck.

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8/4/11 12:30 P

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I do have a question...I had my gallbladder out in 2008 and have recently been having problems with bile reflux (sorry, not a pleasant topic). Not really bad, but has anyone else had this problem and what have you done about it?

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Glad you're healing well! Hope you're fully recovered soon!

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Thank you NOT FAT CAT. I am interested in how saturated fats would be treated any different to other fats though, your stomach doesn't know the difference does it? Anyway, I am not one for big steaks or pizzas so should be ok there ;)
The first post-op meal they gave me in hospital was a ham sandwich with loads of butter, you've got to laugh.
Take care all.


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WOW, what good news. I bet you are thrilled.
Just don't get carried away with the food until you know how your system will treat it. Especially be careful with the saturated fats. They are killer.
Keep us informed as to your progress.


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Hi! I have just returned form the hopsital after having my gallbladder removed yesterday. It's very early days obviously but so far so good! Pain is minimal (if at all, painkillers are working well!) and I am able to be mobile. I am also very hungry and eating normally (ie, salad, fish, potatoes, etc). I hope things carry on like this in general. I know I have to take it easy but I am already bored of sitting around.

Take care everyone!

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I've been on vacation for a week and not in touch with SparkPeople on a regular basis.
New member while I was gone.
Hope everyone is doing fine.

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Hi team,
I am doing well with my diet and healing from the surgeries.
I still hurt once in a while after I have picked up something heavy.
I drink water water and more water... keeps my system going. when I have eaten something that does not agree with me I flush with water and do not eat again, until the discomfort is totally gone.

I hope all is well.
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I do have some bloating when I have eaten an unbalanced diet but I looked at my nutritional report and see where I went wrong to get a fix on that.
Sometimes too much fiber or too much saturated fat will do that to me.
Drink plenty of water to help that out. It flushes your system.

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Do you have issues with bloating? I notice bloating at times in my abdominal area. I haven't been able to determine exactly what causes it for me.



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As long as I keep my diet in check with limited saturated fats and enough fiber I do fine.
Glad you are doing well.

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Thanks so much! I was wondering how everyone is doing. I'm having a pretty good stomach day today. Some days are definitely better than others!



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As you can see, this team is not very active. There is a lot of information to be found in the past threads, though, but you have to read back through them to find it.
If you have any questions or comments at least I will respond and probably others as well.

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Hello all! My I had my gallbladder removed 15 months ago. I find I definitely have to watch what I eat. I now also have irritable bowel syndrome as well. I'm glad this team is here.

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Greetings to three new members!!
Introduce yourselves.
Read through the old threads for information for experiences of other team members.

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Check in after you get home and let us know how you are doing.
Good luck.

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Sorry! I have been busy busy busy with school, its midterms and I have a class ending.
At any rate - I have surgery Thursday to remove my stent.
I am praying all goes well... I dont want to have another one put in.
Hope all are doing well.
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Does anyone have anything to say? No activity on this team in a couple weeks.

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Thought everyone would like to hear of a drug the gastrointerologist prescribed me to help form up my stool and lower blood (bad) cholesterol.

Since those of us without gallbladders drip bile all the time rather than holding it in the gallbladder until it moves to the liver, we don't have formed stools. Sometimes we experience very lose stools that can be a bother.

This is something that doesn't have to be taken all the time.

Cholestyramine.

It's a loose powder that is dissolved in liquid and drank.

Haven't tried it yet as I haven't felt the need, there are some minor side effects and some drug interactions, but I thought someone out there may want to discuss it with their doctor.

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Glad you are feeling better and not having any further issues.
Good on the weight loss also.
Eliminating things from your diet is good. It lets you know what does/doesn't cause problems.
I can't get more than 11 grams of sat fat or else.....

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I am doing better. The pain is minimal - 7 weeks post-op. I am starting to walk 1/2 mile 3x a week. I am still trying to get back on a regular sleeping pattern.

No more spasms.
They took some tests and put me on an IV. They wanted to give me pain meds, I told them NO, as I drove myself in.
My fam doc said it could have been caused something I ate, ER doc said not... I removed more stuff from my diet. I have lost 16 pounds since Dec. 10 since the surgery.




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No spasms here.
Sorry to hear you were re-hospitalized.
What did they do for you?
Hope you are doing better now.

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I was back in the hospital this weekend. I was having spasms... they dont know why. Isnt that wonderful? The pain was awful! Is anyone else still having spasms over a month after surgery?
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Sounds good and not so good. Glad you are able to eat most anything healthy (aka low sat fat).
I am 90 days post op and have only had minor problems a few times with food not often eaten that were acid based, ie very hot peppers and homemade chix soup.
I still am not motivated to exercise like I used to and have lost all the muscle tone I worked so hard to get over the previous 1 3/4 years of regular gym workouts. But I am walking nearly every day (not in snow, ice or pour down rains).
Keep trying and moving forward and in touch with your doctor.

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I am ONE month post-op. The pain is RAW some days still. emoticon emoticon emoticon I can eat most anything, but I have been on a low fat diet for about six years, so when I say anything keep that in mind.

There are only two things that bother me, hamburger and peanut butter. I buy lean hamburger and natural peanut butter - no trans fat. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

My doc gave me permission to return to 1/2 mile of walking 3x a week. I am suppose to start today - and baby its cold outside... -15 wind chill. brrrrrrr!
So I will try to walk in place or around the house, as my treadmill is broken. emoticon emoticon emoticon

How is everyone else doing? Hoe long post-op are you? What problems are you having? In one month, I will be preparing for the stent removal.

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Don't know how old you are, and that was real nice of your doc to say that, but I am sure age does have something to do with recovery from surgery. Also, physical condition and weigh will play into it.

It amazed me that it took me so long to get rid of the 'brain fog' that I had from the anesthetic. I was just out of sorts and didn't feel like doing anything for about 90 days.

I don't know why you are in pain, though. Pain should be gone and slight discomfort should take over during the healing process.

Just take it easy, track your food and exercise, get out there and walk every day (make yourself), and log your pain symptoms every day, then see where you are in another month. This way you will have something to take to the doc if you aren't feeling any better.

But, if you are really in pain or not feeling good at all, you need to call your doctor and get in to see him.


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to not so fat cat, I feel much better now knowing that your surgery was a month before mine. I'm still in a lot of pain, and disgusted with the "dumping syndrome" I seem to be having. The Dr. told me the reason I was having pain and tired and head issues was cause I was OLD!!! So I feel better now, knowing you are having the same trouble. So What, about another month? before I feel normal again? (Since I'm OLD and all) emoticon B

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Thanks for this information,Jen. I hope everyone reads it.

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This is for those of us who still have our gall bladder but are having issues - I found this info for my kidney team and it mentioned gall bladder. I hope someone finds it helpful.

Jean

Raspberries are among a small number of foods that contain measurable amounts of oxalates, naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings. When oxalates become too concentrated in body fluids, they can crystallize and cause health problems. For this reason, individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating raspberries. Laboratory studies have shown that oxalates may also interfere with absorption of calcium from the body.

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Everyone keeps telling me - You are going to feel 1000 times better - Id like to know when? lol I keep telling my husband - I will be the second person to know when I feel 1000 times better. ;o)

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10/26.
I can eat everything also. My every day diet avoids saturated fat so that helps eliminate alot of issues I could be experiencing.


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Thank you for the info.

The cramps I have too. (never thought Id talk about my stools online) but they are formed and I can eat most everything.

How long has it been since your surgery?


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Don't know that I would describe what I feel as you do. But, I do burp more now. Actual burps.
And, I still get 'sensations' where my gallbladder was. Just little cramp like feelings that last a few seconds or minutes. Also get them at the belly button incision.
I had actual pains for about 6 weeks after surgery.
And it was a good 2 months before my head cleared from the anesthesia.
Lastly, I no longer have formed stools. (TMI, I know.)

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QUESTION - Does any one else who has had their gall bladder removed have what I call - an inside backwards burp - it feels like a burp on the right side going UP instead of down inside where the gall bladder used to be. and No i dont burp.

How long did you hurt after surgery?

thanks so much - jean

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HA HA HA. No, I just stocked up on deodrant and mouth wash!!!
Merry Christmas to you as well - and to anyone else out there listening.
I can't find that yogurt yet. I keep looking in the stores in my area. Have two more to try before I go online. Thanks again for the tip.

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Looks like it's just you and me. Hmmmm. I used MY deodorant... must be YOU!!! LOL Merry Christmas! How's your diet going now? Did you like the tofu?

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It's pretty quiet out there. Hope that means everyone is healthy and happy.

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Anyone have anything to say?

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Anyone have anything to say that pertains to the gallbladder or anything else??

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