posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 07:17 PM
If your ejection fraction is low, yes it can cause a lot of discomfort, painful attacks after eating, sometimes as long as 8 - 12 hours later,
sometimes just within a few hours. (mine was only 14%)
The first thing to do is avoid the foods that trigger attacks. Mine were eggs, chicken, steak and chocolate.
After my surgery, I had an attack two weeks later, which turned out to be chronic pancreatitis due to the longterm inflammation of the biliary system.
This went on for 5 years. Going on the Atkins diet finally helped me, as not eating carbs gave my pancreas a much needed rest.
I got over the chronic pancreatitis, and a post op complication known as billiary dyskenesia, where the entire billiary system remains inflamed for
My advice is to eat whatever foods are gentle to you.
Post op, since the gall bladder stored your bile, you will then have a constant drip through the billiary system and into your instestines. This can
cause bathroom troubles because if you produce a lot of bile, it can irritate your skin upon passing. If this happens, you will find Desitin or
something of the like to protect the skin comforting.
Pancreatic/gall bladder pain is some of the worst pain a human can endure. The pain will radiate to the center of the back and up to the shoulder. It
can even cause difficulty in breathing, because of the movement of the ribs over the area.
It is also not uncommon to have some liver inflammation, hepatomegally, as a result. This may feel like your liver is bulging out from under the
You can have gall bladder issues and not have stones, cholesterol buildup called sludge, or any of the more common problems. Simply, inflammation,
which causes spasms, contractile issues and a decreased ejection fraction can be debilitating. Seeing as they are not doing en emergency surgery, it
is safe to say you do not have a blockage.
It can be disconcerting, because the pain is alarming, and you can be convinced you are going to die, it feels like you are. It is also bad enough to
convince you that something is much more terribly wrong, and thoughts of cancer may come into your mind.
If they recommend the surgery, I would follow their advice.
As for the symptoms, do what you need to be comfortable until your surgery, and I have given you some post op advice, as well. You will be alright.
They also will send the gall bladder to pathology just in case, so you can rest your worries, if they find something, they will tell you.
Usually though, the cause of the inflammation is never found, and later in life you may find you have a type of immune arthritis or something like
that, but until then, worrying will only hamper your getting better. Stress causes more acid and bile, so try to relax.
Best of wishes to you, and I hope for your speedy recovery!