Does anyone know what one can eat once the gall bladder is removed or does it matter? I heard it's a life changing event....no more sweets, etc?

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Janey Profile
Janey answered
My grandmother had her gall bladder removed and she was still able to eat sweets.But she had to lay off spicy food, citrus fruits and dairy products such as cheese and whole milk.
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Midnite star
Midnite star commented
Well, don't call me a know it all...but I always thought. And I emphasize "thought" that when U had gall bladder issues U had to avoid fatty foods, mostly. I guess whole milk would fall into that category. As would ice cream, puddings. Or too much dairy of any kind. And spicy foods would strike me as hard to digest too.
Not quite a "milk-toast" diet, but hafta be careful once it's removed.
It's funny how the organs they say we can live without actually cause distress when we are without them.
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About absorbing that Vitamin D...My gyno gave me a pill that said the combo in it would help me absorb it better. I can't recall it's name but it included genistein & soy in it too. It's not Fosomax, but I think it did start with an F. I'm feeling too lazy to dig it out tonight, but I could check later.
My friend doesn't absorb Vit D or B-12, and that can be dangerous & also cause early Alzheimers, so don't play around with it, okay ? Have U felt extra tired lately ?
Karen
Karen commented
Yes, Midnite, I will have to tell my Dr about the gall bladder removal...which has been moved up to Sept 28...might as well get it over with....and I NEVER eat fast food or fried food.....but I do EAT too much spicy....so now I have to pay the price. I'm not going to be happy if I get skinney and can't eat. Sigh......sigh........sigh
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Tony Newcastle answered
I guess a human body without a gall bladder is rather like a car without a satnav radar system attached to it.
So if you're out driving and you pass a Fast-Food MacDonalds Golden Arches restaurant, just pass on by.... 
Live instead on desert dates and camel's milk;
Go to the Gospel Tabernacle Church once a week to give thanks.
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Karen
Karen commented
You are depressing me ........with all of that gibbly gook.
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
My apologies. I do realise you have a serious gastric problem.
Midnite star Profile
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I would guess they said no sweets because most of them are fatty. I would think if you switched to less fatty types of sweets, you could still have some. But I think you should be able to have almost any food in moderation.
Good Luck Oct. 5th !! All the best for you.
An' it sounds like your doing great on your own, checking to see what your new healthy lifestyle will be. You know Karen, don't we always want to eat the worst thing, the morning of our fasting blood test ? I know I do...so don't kill yourself over eating Burger King that day. I'm sure you don't mess up every day. It's human to now n' then.
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Karen
Karen commented
I don't want a new healthy lifestyle. I just wanna be me.!!! I always eat good....just spicy...I love Subway. I was just an idiot for eating at Burger King and the DR said that it was the worsse place to eat. I never even eat fried food. Damn, I am MAD...I have to eat my cookies!!~
Duane Bryant Profile
Duane Bryant answered
OR, google "gall bladder diet"
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Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
OK, it's "Preguntame"; but Duane wrote that in the first place, except he didn't join the 2 words together --as it is written in Spanish. ...Also, I don't think the Spanish would say: " Ques creas tu?" --Rather, they might say: "En que tu crees?" or perhaps: "Tu crees que?"
[I am available for Spanish lessons, at reasonably-priced rates :)-]
Karen
Karen commented
Now, Tony, I like these new tidbits I'm learning about you....a real Spanish speaking Englishman....what else have you been hiding?
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
Hola, Karen, buenos dias...como vas, hoy??
[That would be telling, wouldn't it??]
John Profile
John answered
I would suggest actually talking to the doctor /surgeon who removed their/your gall bladder since that is what they are their for and why you just paid them thousands of dollars for a consultation before they removed it.
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Karen
Karen commented
Thanks, John. I didn't think about all of that. Good info.
John
John commented
What gets me is why they did not have thsi information on hand to give you in say a booklet or even scheduling a in person meeting with the hospitals dietitian so they could go over some information with you/anyone that has to change their dietary requirements.
Karen
Karen commented
The kicker is that I went to women's & children Hosp and the boss took me to that Peditrician ER. They said that they only deal with women who are having babies and after treatment referred me to another hospital in case I have another attack. I saw a gall bladder spec that afternoon and he should have given me some guides...but he showed me on the wall diagram what was happening.
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Maddie answered
I think you arent allowed to have cheese anymore
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Adrian Masters
Adrian Masters commented
You can still eat cheese.
Karen
Karen commented
Never been to the Cheese state, Tony. I don't really like cheese so that part still won't bother me. But I am finding out that Most people who have this surgery return to eating all of their favorite foods again.
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
Karen: Yeah,OK, but that was the point I was (rather crassly) trying to make, that if someone minus their gall bladder returns once again to eating the fatty foods which most likely caused their gall bladder problems once before, then this is simply not a sensible thing to do, no matter hard it might be (and most likely is) to make the dietary changes for the better.
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Adrian Masters answered
My wife had hers removed. She still eats sweats and loves spicy food. She loves Jalapeno peppers and crushed red pepper. What she has to watch is red meat. If she has it more than twice a week it really bothers her.
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Gene wright answered
I had mine removed [ through my belly button ], I can eat whatever, whenever, where ever.
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Karen
Karen commented
Yea, getting old is H$LL. It will be horrible for me ....I am a maniac at clipping coupons, eating out 2 for 1 and joining restaurant clubs. I love to eat out....in fact I think I am going NOW....bye
Adrian Masters
Adrian Masters commented
My dad all ways said my moms three favorite words were not i love you, but let's eat out. Lol!! :)
Karen
Karen commented
I like your mom......she sounds like a real character!!

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