She hits on exactly why I am just not ready to give mine up
Meet my friend, Kodie Helmer:
“It has been 4 years since I had my gallbladder removed and while, at this point in my life, I have never felt better....that wasn't always the case. I remember showing up to my 6 week post op checkup with my surgeon miserable, unable to eat without running to the lou. I just knew something was very wrong, besides how awful I felt, this wasn't normal poop, it was yellow, it burned, my stomach hurt after I ate, no matter what it was.
Sometimes I would get a single bite of my dinner and be running dead sprint for the toilet. I was so afraid that I would have to go that I would try not to eat at all, which only made matters worse when I did eat. It was a nightmare. I explained all of this to the doctor excitedly waiting for an answer, a procedure or medication to fix me...it didn't come. Instead, he said, "Oh, this is very common post cholecystectomy, you are one of the unlucky ones" What?!?! Give me my diseased gallbladder back, I can't live like this!!! Leaving with my diagnosis, my recommendation to eat small meals or snacks every couple of hours, and the statement that I can take up to 16 over the counter anti diarrhea pills a day to help control my symptoms....I left defeated. This happens to people and they fail to mention it?
What?! Not cool.
Bile salt diarrhea is a common issue after the procedure. Your Gallbladders job is to store bile. Without it, bile simply dumps into your intestine causing a laxative effect, pretty sweet huh? Are you one of the unlucky ones like me that have this? People don't talk about this so maybe you are, for the first time, realizing you're not alone, you're welcome...through my mission with Plexus to help people get healthy and my overzealous unapologetic need to ask people about their poop (hey, it's important), I have found MANY who have this same problem. If this sounds familiar, there is hope!!! I found something that worked for me and I want to share it with you who needs their hope back?