Diet After Gallbladder Removal

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 after gallbladder removalFruit salad! Cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, watermelon, blueberries, bing cherries, and peaches.fruitsaladI 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?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Diet After Gallbladder Removal

  1. Jane

    July 17, 2014 at 11:54pm

    Heh. You know what I think about being ignored!

    Those dishes look especially tasty. Welcome home, Charlie!

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      Marian Allen

      July 18, 2014 at 10:08am

      Charlie is VERY glad to be home! And I’m VERY glad to have him here. 🙂

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  2. Raj

    July 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 ?

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