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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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Countdown to surgery : Day 6

Breakfast:
  • 1 piece wholemeal toast
  • Light smear Vegemite (no butter)
  • 2 cups tea with light milk
  • Vitamins
Symptoms:
Nil

Morning Tea:
  • Small tub yoghurt with dried fruit, nuts & seeds
Symptoms:
Bowel movement...finally. Instantly felt lighter and less bloated.

Lunch:
  • 1pc flat bread - Mountain Rice Bread
  • Small piece triple smoked light ham
  • 1 tablespoon crated carrot
  • 1/2 lettuce leaf
  • 1 tsp Ricotta cheese spread
  • 1 cup diluted pineapple juice
Symptoms:
Mild diarrhoea

Afternoon Tea:
  • 1 apple
Symptoms:
Mild flatulence

Dinner:
Symptoms:
Mild flatulence

Note: I awoke today with no back ache, no shortness of breath and feeling very good. Decided to do the grocery shopping. It's the most exercise I've done in 2 weeks. The walk got my bowel going (plus the Coloxyl I had taken the previous 3 nights). I managed to cart all the bags up the 58 steps, then needed a rest. Occasionally there would be a slight stabbing pain in my right shoulder blade, however no pain relief needed today at all. An overwhelming feeling of being lighter and healthier!

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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