Gall Stones with possible colon disease
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|Sun, 12-12-2010 - 11:22pm|
This past Friday, I had my gall bladder removed. The surgery itself wasn't too bad. I came back pretty quickly from the anesthesia, too
But now, everything I eat really bothers me. It stings as I'm eating and later on, my lower GI starts hurting. I'm being checked for colon disease as soon as I'm recovered from the laproscopy
Should I just try a liquid diet for the next ten days, until I see the surgeon for follow up care? I have no idea of what to eat and I feel a lot better when I don't have anything. But then the hunger catches up with me, lol
The pain I feel in the morning has been excruciating, even before the surgery. I'm really worried that something serious may be going on.
Almost everything I eat makes me incredibly bloated in the face. There's only two things that don't bother me and that's potatoes and turkey sandwiches with just the turkey
I can't help but feel super deprived right now. But this experience has shown me that I just can't handle rich, fatty foods anymore. I'm 44 years old
Since high school, I would go until dinner time without eating, so that I could eat what I liked at that time. Just to keep my weight down. It worked until I turned 30, lol
When I have gone on health kicks, and ate low fat foods, I never had a weight problem and I was never hungry. I didn't have to exercise so much and was very thin. I was in college, so I was super busy with my studies.
But now, even though I didn't eat a lot of foods like dairy and meat, I couldn't lose weight no matter what I did. I also have a slow thyroid, but never realized until now that dairy is a severe weakness for me
So I guess I know what path to take, to overcome all this. But I just don't feel very strong or willing right now. I guess I'm in the grieving process about it. I haven't been eating much of anything lately, because everything that sounds good, I can't have anymore. I'm definitely going to miss my pizza and wings, lol
I've always been athletic, but I've been too ill to work out yet. So I guess for now, I have to bide my time and see what the doctor says in ten days, when he takes the stitches out.
This is just hard. And I can't help but worry that I may have colon cancer. I've read material on it and I have all the symptoms, but there's no blood
I hope it's just a big wakeup call to change my bad eating habits. I hope it's just colitis or something that will heal over time
I was under a tremendous amount of stress when all of this was brought on. I've eliminated most of the stress and now all I have to worry about is getting well and being a good mom to my son, who will be 6 in a few days
I don't know where I'm going with this, so I guess I just needed to vent and find some moral support. I can pretty much see the hard lessons in all of this, and I'm gearing up to take responsibility for my health. Because I really want to be there for my son. I know I need to make all the necessary changes for myself, however.
Do you have any information on colon disease? And for an idea of what I can eat?
Thanks for listening :)