Seems I’ve been having some pretty severe gall bladder problems of late. Started happening about 2 months ago and after a while, I started to notice a correlation between my fat meals and the attacks. Canned herring and fish oil pills were the only things that were present in my stomach during each attack. I spoke to a surgeon today who instructed me to have it taken out if the HIDA test I’ll be having next Tuesday shows that it isn’t functioning properly.
So, my diet has been difficult to stick to of late, I have a pretty constant upset stomach, indigestion and cramping, with severe attacks happening every 10 days or so. Needless to say, no more fish oil or herring or anything else too fatty until things are sorted out.
I am still working out and surprisingly, my energy levels are still high enough for me to progress, but I realize that this won’t last. If I have the surgery, I’m guessing I’ll be out of the gym for a week or so. The thing is, there’s a 9 month waitig list here in Alberta for the procedure, so I could have some pretty serious setbacks to my physique while I am waiting.
Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated if any of you have had similar experiences.
I realize there are many people out there with far worse problems and I don’t want to appear to be complaining, I just would like to know as much as I can about this. After reading so many inspirational stories on this board from people who have had cancer and other ailments, I’m pretty lucky to only have this to deal with.