Do you know the proper diet after gallbladder removal? I didn’t. So, when Charlie had to have his gallbladder taken out, I did an online search and here’s what I found:
- low fat but not NO fat
- lean meat only
- little to no red meat
- lots of fruit
- lots of veg
I said, “Charlie, you’ll have to worsen your eating habits to meet these goals.” He eats NO red meat and next-to-none of any kind.
The hospital, in spite of being told he was almost entirely vegetarian, ate no red meat, and had just had his gallbladder removed, brought him meat at every meal but breakfast, beef half the time. Yeah, that’s what I said.
So I got him home and cooked him some GOOD scrambled eggs, then made him these:
Clear soup of white, portabella, and reconstituted morel mushrooms, celery, and veg broth.Fruit salad! Cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, watermelon, blueberries, bing cherries, and peaches.I also made him a smoothie of banana, peanut butter, coconut soy cream, and almond milk.
Special diet, schmecial diet. Good food.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has a special request repeatedly ignored. Is it trivial and funny, or is it serious?
JaneJuly 17, 2014 at 11:54pm
Heh. You know what I think about being ignored!
Those dishes look especially tasty. Welcome home, Charlie!
Marian AllenJuly 18, 2014 at 10:08am
Charlie is VERY glad to be home! And I’m VERY glad to have him here. 🙂
RajJuly 20, 2018 at 5:41am
Hi Marian, Thank you for the helpful information, I just wanted to ask if all fruits are ok after the surgery like bananas and pomegranate ?
Marian AllenJuly 20, 2018 at 7:34am
I’m not really qualified to tell you that, Raj. You’d better ask a doctor. Here is a site that lists foods that can cause bloating and gas, which you should avoid after gallbladder surgery: http://www.puristat.com/bloating/foods-that-cause-bloating.aspx.