After the surgery I had a real hard time getting rid of the gas and was in absolute agony. I didn’t go to the bathroom for 5 days or so, and the gas was just NOT leaving my body. My doctor told me to start taking Sienna which has helped, but I still have not returned to normal. I have to take up to 8 Sienna a day in order for it to be effective. If I go a day without it, I end up EXTREMELY bloated and just exhausted. Unfortunately, the Sienna makes my stomach cramp horribly so I find it hard to take when I know I’m not going to be near a bathroom or am going to have to be really active. My hair is also extremely brittle. I’ve tried everything. I’ve even gone to the salon and had them deep condition it quite a few times, but no matter what it doesn’t work. I try drinking water, but find it hard. Actually… I find drinking anything hard. I take two sips and I feel like my stomach is going to explode. It’s miserable and I really hate this. I still have no idea how my gall bladder got bad, but I have theories. I used the shot for birth control (the one that you don’t have your period on for a year) and I honestly think that did it for me. I used the shot about 2-3 years prior to my gall bladder, and since then my period has been irregular. I hear the hormones can affect digestion… so yeah.
I’m just furious because I was never told how severe it can be after surgery. I guess it doesn’t matter, because I doubt I had a choice. What I really think it falls back on is our society. We preach so much about being little stick figures, but no one is preaching about just being HEALTHY. Issues with the gall bladder can easily be avoided if people are educated.”