Gall Bladder - I'm sick of mashed potatoes and soup!

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moedon1
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   Posted 6/16/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi to all,
 
I had my gall bladder out last week and an exploratory lap. of my intestines.  It's been a tough 5 days.  Managing the pain is always difficult since the meds are contipating.  I am hoping someone can help with diet.  I am so sick of mashed potatoes and soup that I am getting very depressed.  Any suggestions would help.  I have eaten a low fat of fat free diet for years but I can't seem to come up with other things to eat.  I also have IBS so it's a bit difficult normally.  Hope someone has some ideas.
Thanks
Donna
 Formal diagnosis 3/2006, IBS 1992, Degenerative Arthritis Facet block and RFA, Seizure Disorder, Severe Carpal Tunnel both hands, SVT arrythmia, 2004 cardiac Ablation
Cushings Syndrome(thanks Prednisone), Asthma, Multiple Laps for ovarian adhesion to bowel, C/5 & 6 disc herniation - plate with screws, resistant to anethesia/most pain meds.
Multitude of Meds. Have tried most Crohn's meds - now on Humira. Gall bladder removal and Intestinal Lap. sched. for June 08.


potty pooper
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 6/16/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I can feel your pain. I had my gallbladder removed along with 10 inches of intestines resected in April. It took a while for the pain to subside. The pain meds do constipate many people, but in my case, I had and still have D.

I understand about the diet. I was diagnosed with gallstones in January and was following a low-fat/fat-free diet until my surgery. I also am on a low-residue diet, but am gradually increasing my fiber. I found that fat-free puddings and frozen yogurt were very satisfying (assuming you can have dairy). There are also many soups that are fat free or very low fat. I also ate plain baked potatoes and sweet potatoes. Baked fish and chicken are also good choices. Instead of high-fat butter or margarine I cooked with olive oil sprays.

Hope this helps and that you are well on your way to recovery.

medchrt1
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   Posted 6/16/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
stay away from yeasts, gluten, and milk products, because you dont want to irrate your IBS.
am i correct that your liver provides a bit of bile even without your gall bladder? so if you try some fat mabe salmon if u arn't allergic to fish.

songstress
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   Posted 6/16/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
my friend had hers out years ago and still has to locate a bathroom within minutes of eating...and has to stop every 20mins on a roadtrip....good luck!!!

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005--spread to ileum and small intestine as of April 2008. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Remicade every 8wks, 40mg Pred, Pentasa.


moedon1
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 139
   Posted 6/16/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks to all!
Donna
 Formal diagnosis 3/2006, IBS 1992, Degenerative Arthritis Facet block and RFA, Seizure Disorder, Severe Carpal Tunnel both hands, SVT arrythmia, 2004 cardiac Ablation
Cushings Syndrome(thanks Prednisone), Asthma, Multiple Laps for ovarian adhesion to bowel, C/5 & 6 disc herniation - plate with screws, resistant to anethesia/most pain meds.
Multitude of Meds. Have tried most Crohn's meds - now on Humira. Gall bladder removal and Intestinal Lap. sched. for June 08.


broomhilda
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   Posted 6/16/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I like some of the fat free bottled gravies on my potatoes...at least it makes you think you're eating meat.

I also take Gerber Rice cereal and mix it with sugar free applesauce & cinnamon.

Rice cooked in real chicken stock or boullion cube.

Yogurt smoothies...wouldn't do the banana right now though...may cause you way too much gas! Use vanilla yogurt and beef it up with any alcohol free flavoring that you really like. If you can't handle too much dairy opt for making it with crushed ice instead of fat free milk.

Jello (if you choose sugar free-make sure it doesn't have sorbitol in it) with fat free cool whip.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.


Jen77
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   Posted 6/16/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I ate pretty normal a few days after my gallbladder surgery. The D for me never went away, and my doctor put me on Questran. To soak up all the bile that was just now being dumped in to my system (your liver makes all the bile, and your gallbladder used to hold it and let some out as needed). He called it Bile Salt Diarrhea. Thankfully that's worked really great.

I think I was up and Trick or Treating even with my son about 2 weeks after my surgery. My Mom had the surgery in August, and was the same way. I can remember those first 10 days or so being rough though. Take care!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 25 mg, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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