I would like to talk to you today about my journey to freedom from Gallstones. I am still in the process of recovery from Surgy which happened Tuesday but I thought I’d help you so that if you get these, you may learn from my mistakes.
It was approximately 1 anda half years ago that I started on this journey. On other blogs, I discussed in general my health journey, but on this one in particular, I will be talking to those suffering from Gallstones. I was taking (first by liquid, then by pills) Apple Sider Vinegar, and I thought that might help my stomach. It had already been hurting. At the time I had also been eatting Activia Yogurt. I discovered that there were some side-effects to doing this every day, which I will not get into for the purpose of this blog. However, I think it was April of last year, my Indocrinologist from OU referred me to a gastroenterologist because my liver enzymes had slightly elevated. He then did an ultrasound, which fount that there were tiny Gallstones in my Gallbladder.
At first, the doctor didn’t even tell us that we had Gallstones. During this period, I saw a Primary Care Physician from OU who tested to see if my problems were being caused by Kidney Stones. That was not it! It turned out, it was another Gastroenterologist who looked over my file and saw that there were Gallstones.
I was elated, knowing that I finally had something to do research on. I can’t remember nor can I find again the exact statistics concerning how many people have Gallstones but have no symptoms, but very often, people that have gallstones don’t experience the symptoms. These can be called “Silent Stones.” I won’t get into the research for lack of time and space, but I also highly encourage you to not do any either. Why? Because doctors do not really know what you should or shouldn’t eat. Some people in talking of their experience (and I can attest to this also) got to where they couldn’t eat anything without it hurting. I’m going to make a long story short: Dr. Shepard (I’m not sure how to spell it correctly) said that in his time doing these surgeries, he’s never seen stones as large as minewere.
People in your family may tell you that it varies from people’s experience, and it does. But one thing I can say to you is this: The nurse helping my surgeon out who we saw at the consultation said that based on her own experience and that of many patients, when you have surgery within a short span of time you will be able to eat things you were able to eat beforehand. I’m not even through recovering and I’ve had:
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Biscuits & Gravy, Cheesy Eggs and Hashbrowns
- And part of a Strawberry cupcake from Sam’s (and they’re really sweet).
I would ask you to pray concerning these things and talk to your doctor about the best choice. However, I have a word of caution: Many people think the Lord told them something to do and they did it, and it turned out that it was not as the voice they heard said, as is shown in a past blog I wrote talking about me disobeying the Lord when He told me specifically to read the book of Ezekiel. There is wisdom in the multitude of counsellors (Proverbs 11:14; 15:22; 24:6). Please DO NOT make yourself suffer any more than you have to. God bless!
Update May 15, 2021
Oops! I mentioned the foods I was able to eat after recovery, but the truth that I found out today is I will still need to obstain from all high-fat foods. I had Cinnamon rolls again today and I noticed that my back and stomac were hurting worse after eating them. I also asked Grandma to cook beans (and I will probably only get a small bowl or something), but it turns out that if you have gotten a Gallbladder Removal Surgery, you should also obstain from eating foods that cause gas.