I was diagnosed with gallstones ( a gallbladder full of them one large one blocking the duct out, and enlarge ducts to the liver).
But I also had a shadow on my panreas that they wanted to check out before gallbladder removal. Well they finally cleared me for surgery, and Ive been waiting for 5 weeks to have my gallbladder taken out.
And it looks like it will be another 3 at least before they can take it out. I have an appt with the surgeon on the 30th, and I hope he can fit me in soon. I have tried to get in sooner by calling other towns but everyone near me is on vacation or fully booked up and could not see me any sooner.
I am at a loss for what to eat. I read that appleasuce is ok then I read it wasnt. I read that tomoates (pasta sauce, etc) was ok then another site said to avoid it. Im so confused and I am getting really really depressed.
I have to avoid the attacks at all costs. I was getting them 1-2 times a week and taking vicodin for the pain, and living off ensure shakes. But the vicodin constipated me badly and I ended up with an impaction and it was a very alarming and painful and embarassing thing so I want to avoid the painkillers.
I get so hungry that I shake. Then I eat and I get bloated and abdominal pain. I tried eating simple things, liquid things, skipping breakfast- eating as little as possible, eating little and often, etc.
Can any one please tell me what they did, or if there is a site to tell me what do eat in the next three weeks? Should I try to get some excersise? Or rest?
I am off work until this all settles out so I mostly sit on my but all day.
I dont really know how to make sense of what is going to upset my gallbladder or not, just to avoid fats. Is fat the only thing that makes your gallbladder hurt? Because I really dont eat alot of fat at all.
Sorry for the lenght, thanks for reading and any help you can offer