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Post Surgery Results

Posted May 07 2009 9:23pm
It's been almost 2 weeks since I had my gall bladder out now...and I'm doing well. Still achy and I'm in a bit of pain, but it's nothing like it was before. I went back to work last Monday, but I've been just too tired from it all to do much posting--anywhere.

My gall bladder was infected, with 2 growths of scar tissue the size of an avocado on both sides of it, so there was lots of inflammation. The doc told my husband while I was in recovery that it was most likely poisoning me, and that I'd been in that condition for years.

So I don't want anyone to think that my gall bladder issue came from Kimkins...or Atkins. For me, it was most likely a systemic inflammation problem. Because even when I was doing "MY VERSION" of a lower fat, low carb diet, I was still eating enough fat to make my gall bladder contract. Course, that's probably "why" low carb has always made me feel badly. Cuz it was still too much fat for my gall bladder to try to deal with.

The good news is that I don't have the "dumping syndrome" that many post gall bladder folks kept telling me I was going to have after surgery. So I'm really happy about that. I do suffer with bloating and gas if I eat too much fat, but we're talking A LOT of fat. And we're talking the kind of "greese" you get at a restaurant. Trans fat. So generally speaking, "good" fats isn't a problem for me, other than it's causing me to maintain my weight.

So I decided this morning, since my weight has risen back to 181.4, and has stayed there for the last few days, to go back to what works for me. A lower-fat simpler version of low carb, with fish oils, adequate protein, lots of veggies, and limiting the low-carb products I "can" tolerate blood sugar wise (like Carb Smart Ice Cream Bars, Dreamsfield pasta, "small" low-carb tortillas, and Carbquick low carb flour mix) to one or two servings per week.

That's the current plan until the scale starts moving downwards again at least...
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