Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" What were your symptoms before? And have you had any of those since? "
I was having severe gallbladder attacks that were worse than labor and by the end they were happening daily and for hours and hours - even morphine wasn't getting rid of the pain.
Beyond that, I couldn't eat anything. I was told I had acid reflux and GERD and that I was lactose intolerant and gluten intolerant. I was taking omeprazole, zofran, and I ate Tums like candy. I couldn't eat anything but the blandest food and was throwing up all the time.
Since getting my gallbladder out I haven't had any of the attacks and I can eat anything without getting sick. I haven't needed any medications, either. It's been great. I can't say how happy I am with things now.
I was scared. People told me it would really hurt, that I would be tired all the time after, and dairy and other foods would give me digestive problems. I've been fan-smurfing-tastic and just love it. Honestly, I've been almost high with happiness.