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Update on How I am feeling since Gallbladder Surgery

So I thought I would just do an update on how I am doing since my gallbladder surgery. If you didn’t know I found out I had gallstones and my gallbladder wasn’t fully functioning how it should, so they had to remove my gallbladder in October 2014.

I know they say some people have their surgery and they instantly feel great and life goes on and they have no issues. I wish I could say that is the same for me. I have struggled a lot with feeling nauseated, having tummy troubles, and just feeling yucky. There are days I feel pretty good, and then there are days where I just feel miserable.

They said it can take me anywhere from six months to a year to really recover from it. Your body has to learn how to digest food differently since you don’t have your gallbladder. So it is a bit of a struggle for me, but I have known other people who have had it out and feel great and continue with life.

I am getting a new probiotic coming, that I have heard great reviews on for people who have ulcerative colitis and/or chrons, plus a person who had their gallbladder out recommended it to my sister in law for me to try. It is the Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 ProbioticI am really hoping this will help a lot and do the trick in getting me feeling better.

I think having ulcerative colitis on top of it, makes my recovery a bit harder. But I am praying for a full healing and trusting in God, that it is coming. I just wanted to share the update, so if you see me MIA for a day or two, you know why. I might just need some extra rest those days!

I love you all, and thank you for the support you give me all the time! I hope you all are enjoying your week!

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  1. Sue Hull says

    I’m sorry you’re having problems. I did feel better about 2 months after but as you said it takes the body a while to get used to the gallbladder not being there anymore. I have IBS which is a pain. Plus my weight gain makes things not work the way they should. It’s hard to lose weight since my feet are now completely numb and I have neuropathy from the chemo and diabetes. I know God will heal my feet. I know He does things in His timing but shoot I wish He’d do it a bit quicker. Lol!
    I hope you start feeling like yourself soon. Everyone reacts differently to surgery. I’ll keep you in my prayers. You & Adam have a good weekend 🙂

    • Kelsey says

      Hey thank you Sue! It is slowly getting better, just a bit longer then I had hoped! Ya I developed IBS once I had my surgery, they said that was something that very likely would happen. I am sorry your feet are so bad, I knew you had talked about them in the past, and I pray as well your feet will be healed!!! I hope you have a great weekend as well!

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