I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I have been diagnosed with gallstones. I am waiting for a specialist appointment to see what happens next............
I found out because of trouble with pain and vomiting. It really is immensely unpleasant. Caused by the body's inability to deal with fat. Likely causes - I tick every box.
Family History. Overweight ( was). Rapid weight loss ( recent). Fair skinned and fair hair. Previous pre-deliction for fatty foods..... yes that would be me.
The pain is really ghastly- a bit like labour pains but further up your body in the chest. Waves of discomfort. The type of pain which has you bargaining with God. 'I promise I will never.... I promise I will always.... if you take this pain away I will .....save more, spend less, be kinder, pray more.............' you get the picture?
I have been a no fat saint since I was diagnosed and I have been ( fairly) symptom free. But last night I had ( what I thought would be innocent and plain) chicken wings for tea with some salad. Not a good idea. I have been up most of the night in lots of pain. Not happy. Not happy at all. As I write this at six am I find that the pain is finally easing off. Back to bed for me. Luckily I can get a couple of hours sleep before work begins. So.... chicken wings are OFF the menu.
So... there is a point to this grumpy and grizzling post. If any of you have experience of this problem and can give me some ideas about diet, and tips for dealing with the symptoms, I would be most grateful.
I am now going to finish my peppermint tea and go back to bed. Au revoir.