A few months ago we went out to our local pub, ( I am in the UK ) just in case my wording sounds different to anyone ! Anyway we had a pub grub meal I ate Gammon & Egg and a few chips, up to this point I have not had any problems with my stomach, its like a waste disposal bin I can eat most things and have in the past, however I had up to this point lost around 40lbs in weight by my choice (couldn't stand going up in dress sizes that quick) so it was nice to eat something substantial to the diet food I had been on up to that day.
I do suffer with an illness which I take slow release morphine tablets for, anyway that evening at 3am I woke up with a horrific pain in my right side, I tried to just sleep and the meds I take made me drop off back to sleep, but woke up again at 5-30 then by 7am could stand no more. I had cold sweat running down my face and could hardly stand.
My husband took me to the local hospital A & E department where I had blood tests, as it was a weekend the ultrasound dept was shut ! so I could not have one of those and an xray showed me to be a bot constipated !!! , the doctor came back and told me the tests had showed high readings on the liver enzyme's, I worried was my liver packing up due to the high usage of pain killers I take daily? I was told to go home and rest and they would make me an appointment for an ultrasound test the following week.
I did however go back 4 days later and was confirmed to have 20+ gallstones swimming about
in the gallbladder !! I have also seen a Gastro surgeon and I am on a 20+ week waiting list which I believe are currently running behind on here in the UK. Now I have read lots of peoples experiences on gallstones, I have been eating steamed rice, vegetables, Chinese sauces etc, stir fry's, but I am near 50 years old and starting the change ! so I have alot of cravings and over the last few weeks I have eaten fish & chips, crumpets with butter, muffins, chocolate, curries, even a kebab, and cheese sandwiches, and not had another attack even after all that junk.
What I wanted to ask, has anyone else eaten any rubbish like me and not suffered with any attacks ??? I cannot understand it, I feel worse when eating steamed rice and vegetables ! I get pain in my back and in the spine and often feel sick, yet when I get fed up and eat junk, Nothing, no problems at all.