And 5 years later, I would say it hurts almost as much as it did before surgery. At least, on a far more regular basis. Daily, I wake up in crazy pain. After nearly all meals, pain. And for no apparent reason, pain. Naseaua and constant vomiting were a problem before the surgery, but now happen just as much. I still puke a few times a week. And the orange poo that brought us all here? Oh yeah. Compared to the naseaua, the poo is nothing.
And for everyone who keeps promoting a vegetarian diet, let me tell you, it’s not your godsend. I have been a vegetarian since I was 12 years old and in my experience I have had just as severe problems as meat eaters. Of course, cutting back fatty intake is essential, but many vegetarians have a problem of over carb-ing it. Refined sugars and flours seem easy to go down, but they have no nutritional value and take away from the vegetables and fruits (nothing too acidic, dears) which could be consumed in their place and are about as equally difficult on the ol belly. I eventually consulted a nutritionist (something a good doctor should refer everyone post- gall bladder removal to do) who helped me find a diet that really works MUCH better with my body. Infact, I felt the nutritionist had a MUCH better idea of what I was going through than the surgeons and other doctors I had.
Now, if anyone else has the daily puke problem, lemme know if you’ve got a suggestion or two.”