Thanks guys. Actually, I do not regret having my GB out at all. Especially after today. I had such severe burning pain last night that I ended up in the ER this morning. The dr I saw said the pathology report on my GB did indeed indicate gallbladder disease. Even if it doesn't relieve my symptoms if I would have left it in, it could have gotten more infected over time and that can even lead to things like cancer of the gallbladder. Cancer runs incredibly high in my family so no thank you.
As far as money to the surgeon goes (and I know all about that too dreamgirl-been there in the past), this surgeon is in the Air Force. Therefore, he is paid salary by rank and gets no extra money for surgeries and there is no out of pocket expense to me. Thanks goodness!!
Im back on percocet, had some morphine today. All my labs looked good and so did an x-ray they took while I was there. He told me to strictly stay low fat for the next couple months (no one told me this before!) and no alcohol for the same lenght of time.