I had my GB removed in 98. It took them five days to figure out what it was. You have to remember that now the bile is constantly dripping into your intestines. It may take you months or even years for your digestive system to get used to that. The problem is that they don’t warn you ahead of time that this will occur and particularly with fatty foods. The result feels like a mini GB attack. You may go from diarrhea to constipation to normal BMs in the same day depending on your diet. You will need to see what works for you and go with the flow. The next thing… warn your friends that they might experience some upset after GB surgery.