The First Bilious Attack

by Balazs


Posted on June 12, 2014


When I was a child, I have always dreamt about becoming the Marvelous Radishman.

Ok, ok, putting all joking aside, I'm not so happy though my dream come true. So my radish story starts on 1st of February in 2014. I have to tell you that I was always the guy who is not chewing the food enough. I ate so much on a family lunch and I had a bilious attack in the evening. My chest started to hurt and it was hard to breath. I drank pálinka to support my digestion but didn't get much help. The bilious attack stopped at 4am so I was able to sleep.

The next day was beautiful. I ate my breakfast, my lunch and everything was perfect. I ate my dinner (I remember that I ate onion too) and the nightmare came again. I knew that pálinka can't solve my issue so I took painkillers (designed especially for stomach) and it worked! Ok, I had to take two pills but I was able to sleep.

I had three more bilious attacks on the next week. I thought I have a virus so I have started a strict diet. I got better and I didn't have any bilious attack on the second half of the week. I still didn't know I have gallstones.

Onion

I loved the onion but it turned against me.

 

 



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Welcome Friend!

My name is Balazs and I have gallstones. I had 7 bilious attacks (5 in the first week). I had only 2 in the last 4 months. I show you how I do it.

Balazs

 

  • Age: 36
  • Diagnosis: 2 or more gallstones
  • Symptom since: February 1, 2014
  • My goal: to become asymptomatic without operation

Your stones, your responsibility

Thank you for following my experiment! Please keep in mind that doctors would never suggest my strategy. It's my body and my responsibility.

Gallstones - Prevention

Eat radish! Radish should be your favorite vegetable.

I want to avoid gallbladder surgery!


Gallstones - Treatment

Medical treatment:

  • Oral ursodeoxycholic acid
  • Lithotripsy

Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal):

  • Open cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

My strategy:

  • To eat radish and fat whenever I can
  • To consider it as a lifestyle, not a treatment
  • To believe in me