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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

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Countdown to surgery : Day 7

Breakfast:
  • 1pc wholemeal toast
  • 1 poached egg
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 2 cups tea with light milk
  • Vitamins
Symptoms:
Nil

Lunch:
  • Handful of nuts, dried fruit and seeds
  • 1 skim milk cappuccino
  • 1 apple
Symptoms:
Mild flatulence

Dinner:
Symptoms:
Nil

Note: Woke up feeling great with no pain or shortness of breath. No panadol required. The egg for breakfast was the first egg in 2 weeks. The egg posed no problem and gave me enough energy for several hours. Today's coffee was the first in about 8 days and it was lovely and posed no problem either. Had my first appointment with the surgeon today. I have been booked into the local private hospital for next Wednesday (6 days away). He said surgery is the only option in my case  =[

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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