Appears my gallbladder removal surgery was a resounding success. I stopped taking painkillers less than 48 hours after, have no issues or pain. I get to go back to work next week (but not allowed to lift anything over 15 lbs until mid-December.)
But, as noted in the pre-surgery information, there is the issue of “loose stools.” Friends who’ve had their gallbladders removed also told me it took months to a year for things to normalise again. The information I was given said “up to six months.”
I wasn’t thinking about it too much as I’ve had gut issues most of my life so how bad could it be. Ha.
It took three days post-surgery for the full effects of this to become fully apparent. Holy crap (pun intended.)
I’ve cut back on fatty foods and portion sizes, hoping things will slow down a bit, as it seems that everything that goes in comes out within a couple hours.
It is a small price to pay for being pain free. Just hope it will pass quickly.
Here’s a pretty picture of some poppies.