Seems like a stupid name. Maybe I shouldn’t insult it because if can cause such pain.
Who has suggestions for a non/low fat diet?
I know more about the gall bladder than I ever thought I would need to know.
Sensitivity alert here – going to get into an icky area.
Bile… I never thought about it, but you know when someone vomits enough so almost nothing comes out, just bile. Evil smelling ugly stuff. Why is it even there? It’s the last stuff to come out, why?
From the little I know, the liver produces bile. Then it is stored in the gall bladder until it is needed.
When is it needed?
What does it do?
Bile is used to help digest fat, the animal fat that you eat. When your body recognizes that you’ve eaten some of this fat it sends a message to the liver for bile. The gall bladder is notified and is supposed to squeeze out the bile to the common duct, that leads to the intestines.
When the gall bladder is not right, this causes pain. And it can be intense pain.
Some people live with pain like this for their whole lives. I heard a story of a lady, grandmother, who is 79, just had her gall bladder removed. She’d been suffering pain from it for over 40 years… and now she can eat without pain afterwards. Why did she wait so long to do something about it?
Anyway, I’m tired… I haven’t been writing for a couple of days and I’m falling behind in my classes. Today I’m going to try to catch up. But I have shopping to do and I need a newspaper. Blah blah blah…
I did write a bit about the waiting room in the hospital, so I did use some of the time profitably…