I have a condition called gallbladder pancreatitis, which is when gallstones lead to inflammation of the pancreas. The treatment of choice is removing my gallbladder, which should happen within the next day or two.
No time for a full date or individual thanks (I'm in the hospital right now and the !#!!R#@R$ monitor is beeping because I took off the oxygen sensor to type), but let me say that I LOVE YOU ALL, and I am VERY VERY GRATEFUL for your thoughts and good wishes. I'll keep you posted!