Hi gallgirl. You will probably need to do a series of flushes to get the stones out of your gallbladder (did the surgeon tell you how big they are?). The first step in flushing is to uncongest your liver. When you do your first flush, you will probably release a large quantity of waxy green stones - these are solidified bile stones congesting your liver and preventing it from functioning properly. These same stones are also in the gallbladder but it seems that if they are in there for a long time, they calcify into the hard stones that show up on ultrasound (and are hard buggers to get out!!).
There have been a few people who have released their calcified stones through Liver Flushing
and had the ultrasound etc to prove it. But in the year that I've been reading this site, they aren't many.
BUT Liver Flushing
will RADICALLY improve your symptoms to the point that you will probably decide you don't need the operation. I had my first GB attack over ten years ago and was told that I'd be back begging for my GB to be removed within 2 years. Well I didn't. I've had mini attacks since then but never as bad - and always less when I flush. I've only ever done 2 flushes at a time. Now I've embarked on a series in my endeavour to get my calcified stones out. Probably most of the people who haven't yet been diagnosed with Gallstones
but they are 'silent'. If I can't get mine out, then I will aim for "silent" stones!! My health was totally transformed by Liver Flushing
ten years ago.
There have been some studies that link gallbladder removal to increased risk of colon cancer (yes every thing causes cancer these days but we may as well minimise the risk!). The gallbladder is there for a reason, do whatever you can to save it. If you DO decide to have it out, then please please do the liver flushing anyway - your liver will have to work harder without its little mate there acting as a reservoir.
So, the long and the short of it is..... start flushing!!
ps. To "just_me" - Dusan says raddish juice is supposed to help dissolve the calcified stones. I've started adding them to my juices - the more remedies the merrier is my motto at the moment!!