i had my surgery in 2002 and i havent really had any problems but i am curious to know how your bowels are suppose to work and upon reading the above comment i can kinda relate. most foods do not bother me my weight has been up and down since the surgery. but i do notice i cannot digest flax seed whether its ground up or whole. i do notice i rarely have a solid bowel movement and i have had severe gas pain on occation to the point of it lasting days and days. i also have heartburn if i do eat things that are high in fat ie donuts and chips( reason why i usually stay away from it) or very creamy dairy ie icecream sometimes coffee and sometiimes yogurt. just wondering if its related to not having a gal bladder.