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I am a recent reconvert to vegetarianism. I have had a lot of health problems lately. I was in the hospital the entire month of October. Long story short...e. coli infection, then gallbladder infection, then gallbladder removal, then sepsis, then c. diff infection, then sepsis again. I almost had to have my colon partially removed and I almost died from the sepsis. I am home now. While I was in the hospital I had a lot of "free" time to think about my life and health and spiritual things. I remembered thinking that if I made it through everything I would at least try to go vegetarian again.<br>
I got out of the hospital a week before Halloween. My doctors told me to eat lots of protein to heal. I ended up eating chicken and cheese. It made me feel absolutely awful. Pain, cramping, bloating, upset stomach. I did some research and found out that people who have their gallbladder removed cannot digest saturated fats as well since their gallbladder is no longer there to secrete bile to break down the animal fats. I decided to go vegetarian again after reading that. My stomach pain has been much less, I no longer need opiates to be able to eat, and I have been getting my appetite back. My husband is 100 percent supportive of this change even though he still eats meat. He says that if it works for me I should stick with it. We have been trying all sorts foods lately. Even though I am not vegan...I am avoiding eggs, cheese, butter, cream...etc. The only animal product I have decided to keep eating is the low fat Greek style yogurt I always have on hand.<br>
Anyways, thanks for reading the long introduction, and I look forward to hanging out here and meeting new people.
 

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Welcome to Veggieboards! I'm sorry about all of your health problems, but I'm glad a vegetarian diet seems to be helping you some. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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oh! I don't know what can I say!...<br><br>
but as I read in books I think raw-eating is a nice way to heal from illness, after that, when health returned, we can remain only raw-eater or choose other styles of vegetarianism ( but not return to meat-eating FastFood! ). I think this is the best way for sick people...
 

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Welcome to Veggieboards! I'm sorry about all of your health problems, but I'm glad a vegetarian diet seems to be helping you some. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Agree. And also love your picture.
 

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Thanks everyone! I have been eating a big mixed green salad everyday with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocados. However, I cannot afford an all raw food diet nor should I be on one. I lost a lot of weight from being sick that I didn't want to lose in the first place. I am eating lots of veggies but also whole grains and beans and soy. I don't think this will harm me at all and it gives me calories. I also have been making fruit smoothies everyday so I think I am good on the fruits and veggies<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Wow, you have been through a lot! I think your decision to eat veggie is one that will help your gut heal from the recent trauma. Are you taking any probiotics or anything? I am curious to hear about your experience after c diff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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