Alright so just recently I started having some pain under my right rib cage, and sometimes It would go up to my right shoulder. Usually after I ate fatty foods but not everytime. Doctor ordered an ultrasound, said it looked normal but due to some fatty whatever, hes ordered an HIDI infraction test...
Am I going to have to have my Gallbladder out? From all the horror stories I've read about life after Gallbladder removal, I'm really freaking out.
I travel around the world (backpacking) many times there are no bathrooms around, or I don't have the ability to watch what I eat. Sometimes fatty foods are the only things that are around.
What concerns me even more is Bile Salts Diarrhea, that would put an end to all of my traveling and backpacking (basically my life) I would'nt be able to take a pill daily either to counter it. Some places don't allow you to bring medication in and medication is hard to take when your climbing a mountain.
That's not a chance I can take.
I already have IBS, Acid Reflux, and Candida Issues and those are hard enough to deal with. Right now pain isn't awful or bad or even frequent enough to bring myself into an ER, but it can get inconvienient.
Also I can't stop drinking alcohol. I have a show where I drink alcohol on it, its only once every few months to the point of getting super drunk, but a necessity for the show.
Are there any choices out there besides surgery ?
If it matters, I weight 264, down from 290. 27 year old male. Still considered Obese.