Well, just over a week ago I got a call asking if I wanted my gallbladder removed last Thursday and, as luck would have it, I did....but they didn't give *any* advice on what I should avoid where food (or even liquids) are concerned, so the past few days have been uh..... not a lot of fun.
Yesterday I made a kind of stew / soup, that was essentially just a piece of skinless chicken breast, two potatoes, and a couple of dried apricots....then it was thickened with a little maize cornflour. And, both times I've had this....I've ended up with a wicked bellyache. Something I've heard will be fairly common until my body adjusts to what I'm eating.
I'm thinking maybe it's because I did only just have surgery, so I need to take it easy....but I'd not have thought a stew / soup so basic as what I'd made would have caused so much pain, you know?
I'm unable to eat gluten or wheat, so I can't have bread (which my cousin said greatly helped her after her GB removal). Obviously I know to steer clear of too much fat, and to make sure I don't have red meats or any kind of spices and vegetables that would cause gas and such, and end up causing diarrhea....but argh! I have no idea what I can have. I've tried to find some lists online, but honestly they're so few, and the information on them is minimal and changes from one list to the next (with the exception of grapes; that seems to be the #1 thing any of these lists could agree with).
Does anyone have any suggestions? Also, is anyone else having a problem with corn? The cornflour in what I made wasn't my first trial of corn this week...I had some earlier in the week in the form of Corn Thins, and wound up feeling like I was gonna throw up then as well (at that point I had severe constipation caused by pain meds I was on at the time -- it's not the case now, thankfully!).
Anyway, thank you so much for reading and helping out if you can. I really appreciate it.