posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 12:31 AM
Just in case no one told you, the 'gall' in gall bladder is made up of recycled red cells (we continually kill off old ones and make new ones, the
old ones are saved to make the gall or bile); the bladder holds this fluid and uses it as a soap or detergent essentially to help digest fatty foods;
every time you eat something fatty, your gall bladder will constrict and squeeze a little bile (gall) into the small intestine where it helps the
digestion process at that stage. Without the gall bladder the liver takes over this job but not as efficiently; thus the problem with digesting fatty
I've found it isn't such a problem after six months or so, but you may feel better eating smaller meals from now on. Big meals seem to cause more
problems. The trouble with spices may be more likely to be an irritable bowel problem which a lot of people have without knowing it. (BTW, spices
can give you the sensation of a urinary tract infection, they irritate the urethra and bladder lining).
For what it's worth, the bile duct is famous for having all sorts of weird configurations; sometimes just a straight shunt, other times a U-shaped
loop, and in the more unfortunate souls, a pigtail shaped corkscrew that for obvious reasons can be problematic; a majority of adults after 40 or so
have sludge in the gallbladders and some have larger stones which can't pass through the duct and can cause a lot of pain; it feels like a knife in
between your shoulder blades on the right typically (just in case anyone was having these pains and there's no knife in residence...).
Cheers, hope you feel better soon! The surgery is really no big deal, perhaps the worse part is if they do it laparoscopically, they put gas in your
belly to make for easier viewing during the procedure and that takes a while to be reabsorbed; you may need to lie flat for the first few hours (maybe
more) afterwards to feel comfortable. No biggy.