I am a 55yrs old female and had my gall bladder removed on 23rd February. I was never advised to eat liquid food and given normal hospital food before leaving the next day. The stitches disolved in 10 days and have noticed that I still get indigestion from fried or egg based dishes so avoid these wherever possible. I do suffer from a swollen stomach but this is to be expected for at least another 6 weeks while the body adjusts to having a void where the gall bladder was. I do not spend any more time in the bathroom than before. As for sleeping, apart from the first 5 days when it was uncomfortable to lie on my sides, I can now sleep in any position.