While reminiscing about not having a gallbladder anymore, the best idea (in a loooooong time – two days) came to my head. There has to be a way that I can pay homage to my body and the millions of gallbladder-less people out there. Not only that, but educate those who still have gallbladders what my life is like now (sans-gallbladder – stay with me here, gosh).

We all know that blogging has become a VERY popular thing (not to mention who might be named people of the year). We also know that those who blog regularly (sounds dirty... it's not, I assure you) (well, I guess it could be) need to have access to their blogs 24-7. So God created MoBlogs – or mobile-blogs.

To MoBlog, all you need is a text-messaging-capable cell phone. You send a message to a particular email address and – DING – the message gets posted to a site. Cool concept, eh?

Still with me? Okay, so how does this fit in with me and my non-gallbladder-having-self? Well, since I had the surgery, I've experienced what many gallbladder-less having folk experience... the sometimes-sudden urge to haul ass to a toilet so that they can relieve themselves. [You see, without a gallbladder, fatty substances aren't quite broken down like they used to be. Which results in a mess, sometimes. NOTE: If you're new to not having a gallbladder, make sure you're always around a clean restroom (hell, any restroom) for a while after you eat... you never know.]

Here's the idea. I create a MoBlog dedicated to informing people that I'm, once again, on the toilet somewhere because of something I ate. I could let you know where I ate, what I ate, and how long it took to cleanse my system. And once it became popular, I could have other contributors, too. All of our posts could contribute to some weird coffee-table book or a "beware" list of sorts. I'm sure I could win a Bloggie with it.

Or... not. Sorry if I sicked you out. I'll shut-up now.

+ original post date: January 2, 2005 09:46 PM
+ categories: I Have No Gallbladder


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But I thought foods affected every gallbladder-less person differently.

+ author: Wendy
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:50 AM

Overall, the major deal is fatty/greasy things. But, ultimately different foods do affect people differently - just like it does in "normal" peoples' bodies. A gallbladder-less body adapts to the style of food(s) you eat, but there will always be something that will affect you, regardless. Try it, go get your gallbladder out and we'll compare notes. ;)

+ author: Seth
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:51 AM

If you got hundreds of people to contribute over a long enough time, I'll bet some trends could emerge that could really help people know what kinds of foods to avoid. Or if they're too tasty to avoid, to at least be prepared for the consequences.

I have my gallbladder but there are certain foods that give me this same reaction 100% of the time. But some of those foods are so damn good they're worth it.

+ author: Anonymous
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:51 AM

It isn't that bad without a gallbladder, but I was never a high-fat food lover anyway, I suspect mine was related to thyroid disease. I have had to hurry a couple of times, but not run, been 3 months now. I do feel like I get heartburn more now, but the terrible pain is gone.

+ author: Cyndi
+ posted: December 27, 2008 07:35 PM

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