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I am keeping a diary of food I consume and any symptoms as a record for other sufferers of gall bladder attacks and those who have had theirs removed. After suffering a very long gallbladder attack which lasted 9 days with continuous pain, I was fortunate enough to have surgery recently. I had laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery which leaves you with 4 incisions in your abdomen and your body has no way of processing fat thereafter. Hence this diary/blog for other sufferers.

This diary goes hand-in-hand with my Food Blog which I will still keep up to date with gall bladder friendly meals. Feel free to check out my Food Blog. Also feel free to comment here and ask any questions you like. Follow me for my gall bladder ride.

Now about wind - well this is a blog about gall bladders and digestion problems, after all! With any digestion problems comes the dreaded subject of flatulence. Let's put it out there: farts, fluffs, trumps, firing off, letting off, ripping off, gas, stinkies and passing wind - we all do it. It's nothing to be ashamed about because it's a natural bodily function just like breathing. Now I admit I've always been a farter. I guess that is because I never burp. That's right - I can't burp! So I guess the gas has no other escape except down. Therefore this blog will need to include this smelly topic. If you're offended I am not going to apologise because it's a natural part of life.

When I've recorded my symptoms I've included flatulence in this manor: Mild flatulence = 1-5 farts; Medium flatulence = 5-10 farts; Excessive flatulence = more than 10 farts. So there you have it. It's out there for the world to see. I'm not ashamed of farting and you shouldn't be either *barf* O

Monday, November 14, 2011

Countdown to surgery : Day 4

Breakfast:
  • 1 and half weetbix
  • 1/4 cup light milk
  • 1/4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup diluted apple juice with freshly grated ginger
  • Cup tea with light milk
  • Vitamins
Symptoms:
Nil

Lunch:
  • 3 cups of steamed cauliflower, broccoli, and zucchini sprinkled lightly with salt & pepper
Symptoms:
Bloating, mild flatulence and back ache returned requiring laying down with heat pack.


Afternoon tea:
  • Small tub yoghurt with 1 tablespoon dried fruit & nuts
Symptoms:
Nil

Dinner:
Symptoms:
Mild flatulence

Note: This morning I awoke with back pain so after a long hot shower I took 2 Panadol and laid down with the heat pack on my back. I also felt short of breath and needed 2 puffs of Ventolin. I needed another lay down, 2 panadol with heat pack in the afternoon. No bowel movement today (for the 2nd consecutive day) so I took 2 Coloxyl tablets before bed. Today I sipped diluted apple juice with grated ginger for a detox affect. 

1 comment:

  1. In some cases of flatulence people try to hold the gas and avoid passing it out in such cases it can lead to smellier gas coming out of the system. A normal and healthy human body produces 1-3 pints of gas per day and passes it out approximately 14 times a day.

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