- Apr 1, 2010
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This EXACTLY mirrors my experiences both before and after. Had it taken out a couple years ago now. Been doing keto diet with intermittent fasting since around March—lost about 60 lbs so far.I've done some dumb things in my time, but the smartest move I ever did was to have the gallbladder removed. The pain used to make me long for death, I would literally pound my head against the wall when the attacks came. There is no comfortable position and no respite when they hit and mine used to last for hours at a time.
I was warned by the surgeon to avoid fatty foods as much as possible sine I would have less bile to break down fats, but honestly, I eat anything and everything now and have no issues.
Every now and then a fatty meal will hit me and I have to go drop a deuce almost instantly….quickly followed by a second and sometimes third. Strange as it doesn’t happen all the time though (although neither did the attacks I had before the surgery). Not sure if it’s just a side effect of no GB or too little fiber or what, but overall I feel MUCH better than before the surgery. Glad I finally got it out. Mine had no stones but surgeon said there was a lot of scar tissue around it. I think a prior hernia I had screwed it up.