I'm glad to see that you feel up to posting. I didn't want to say anything negative before the surgery because I didn't want you to be more nervous than you already were. My healing process was two weeks after the laprascopic gallbladder removal. This was before I felt human again. Then I was post-op sore for a while more. The worst is actually over now for you I'm sure.
Please start on something additional for that stomach. You need those BM's to clear your system. Perhaps the prunes or simply a lot of additional fruit to go with what you are already taking. Once you start going, you should feel better quickly. I'm afraid if you don't go soon they will have to do something about it and it's not exactly a pleasant experience when you add it to everything else.
You'll be surprised how good it feels to be able to eat like a normal person again. I was so scared of another attach that it took me months to try the "trigger" foods.
Best to you!
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