I have checked on you several times during my "vacation" from the board and wanted you to know that I was still thinking about you. I've noticed that you are still having so many pain issues from your surgery and hope that things will improve for you soon.
I actually had a lot of pain after my surgery and they decided it was related to the sheer number of adhesions (sp?) they had to cut to remove the gallbladder. Basically, the pain was longer than many and worse than many because the number of gallbladder infections I had previously had was extreme and I had adhesions to almost every surrounding area. The surgery was longer than most, too. If this was the case with yours, you might have a partial answer to what is going on. It took longer because it wasn't an "easy" removal. I'm also a "slow healer" like yourself and worried myself like crazy.
I still have episodes of bloating all the time, but I never thought about it having to do with the gallbladder removal. Perhaps that is what caused the problem, but I don't know. Mostly I find that my bloat (I look 9 months...but then again I'm not a small gal to start with) is related closely to what I eat and the gas I cannot expel because of the failed Nissen surgery. Stomach problems often become more noticiable when the gallbladder is removed. That, however, did get much better over time. I know now to NEVER let my stomach be completely empty or I will have an immediate need to find a restroom as soon as I put food into it.
Only you know your body and what is physically happening. If the surgeon is not helping, perhaps a good gastroenterologist (sp?) will be able to help. It took me a couple of tries to find a good one, but she is wonderful and I wouldnt' give her up for anything. She's BLUNT, but I need that sometimes and I respect that she is excellent at her job.
Best to you!
DDD, CPS, TLIF L5-S1 2009, FIBRO, VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HGH DEFICIENCY, VIT D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES, THYROID CYSTS, AND SERIOUS MOOD SWINGS :)