I'm so sorry for being so late with posts; I still have at least one or two "history of how we got here" segments before moving on to other things, and I kept hoping that the gallbladder symptoms would fade and that I could quickly get back and "catch up," but such was not the case. They have been severe enough to keep me away from the computer altogether, and are not going away this time, so I'm off to see the surgeon for a consult today.
If surgery is advised (I hope it is!), my daughter, who has already been through this, assures me that I should feel essentially normal within a week - a very different recovery period from the old rib-cracking procedure of yore!
Again, my apologies.