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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

Friday, November 18, 2011

Countdown to surgery : Day 8

Breakfast:
  • 1pc wholemeal toast
  • 1tsp ricotta cheese spread
  • 1 tomato
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 cups tea with light milk
  • Vitamins
Symptoms:
Nil

Morning Tea:
  • Espresso with light milk
Symptoms:
Nil

Lunch:
  • 2 cruskets with smoked light ham, beetroot & grated carrot
  • 1 cup diluted pineapple juice
Symptoms:
Nil

Afternoon tea:
  • Small tub yoghurt with dried fruit, nuts & seeds
  • Cup tea with light milk
Symptoms:
Nil

Dinner:
  • Griddled chicken breast and salad wrap
  • Ginger and honey tea
Symptoms:
Nil

Dessert:
  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup tea with light milk
Symptoms:
Nil

Note: Woke feeling fantastic. No pain in abdomen or back at all. Feeling very energetic and did some housework as there's lots to do before I go into hospital. I want the household to be up to date before I have to be off my feet. I noticed that my skin has a few large pimples. It must be all the toxins leaving my body...I hope.

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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