Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Scratch That - Gallbladder is Coming Out

Well, I deleted the last post in that I was going with my plan on eating very low fat and trying to hope that my gallbladder will get better.  Even though I've stayed under 15 grams of fat (most of the time less than that) a day - I've been in a lot pain the past 2 days and it keeps increasing.  We met with the surgeon today and he said it was a greater risk for me to leave my gallbladder in my body.  It isn't even doing its job and will lead to gangrene and possibly death if left in there. 

Also, because I'm losing weight so rapidly, that will harm not only my gallbladder but my liver and many other things.  I'm eating a lot of carbs and can't eat much protein or fat - this isn't good long-term for my body.  I also need fat, to go so low just to keep my gallbladder will only cause me to create other problems in my body from lack of proper fatty acids.  I also can't absorb vitamins A, D, E and K because of the bile not being released and also because I'm not eating enough fat with those vitamins.

It seems that the risk is far greater if I keep it, than if I don't.  Plus, my husband and I prayed and we feel God is leading us to do this.  For whatever reason, God knows.  This may not even end my pain but it is the first step in trying to get rid of an organ that is dying.

Thank you for the prayers and comments!!

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you. I had my gallbladder removed several years ago and I have never regretted it. I had a lot of pain that went away after the surgery. Love, Hope M.

tealady said...

Good I was poaying that you would have the surgery and habe dome with it.Best wish's

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that you have decided to have your gallbladder removed. I suffered with pain from my gallbladder for off and on for 8 years. It finally got so bad that I was up all night every night. My husband finally made me go to the doctor. I HATE going to the doctor and I try to avoid it at all cost. I know that isn't smart but, oh well. My husband took me to the doctor and the doctor called the surgeon. I went straight to the surgeon's office and the next day had my gallbladder removed. Like you my gallbladder had stopped working. I feel so much better. The recovery had very little pain and was fast. I am so glad I had it done. I will be praying for you and your family. Teresa

Twocans said...

Praying!!!

Linda said...

You are in my prayers Bev. I am so sorry you are sick again and facing surgery also. Let me know if you need anything! My phone number is still the same as it has been the last 9 years (I am feeling a little old now).

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thank you for the comments and prayers! I had appendicitis Tuesday and so they ended up doing 2 surgeries - taking out my appendix and gallbladder! I then had a reaction to the anesthesia and it was bad and they had to hospitalize me and I've been in here for 2 days, hoping and praying I get better and get to go home tomorrow.

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