Met the surgeon yesterday who talked with me of surgery options. I have one stone that is about ten years old, and all the rest are new little guys. Diet change, estrogen, and the statins are to blame. After the stroke when I went cold turkey on so many foods --- no deep fried, no oils, no butter, no beef or pork, no sugar. Since then my diet has gotten more realistic... I have added cookies and pies back in.. but alot of foods I just no longer eat. WELL, looks like that and bein' a girl have lined me up for a whole bunch of baby gallstones. Doc said all the new ones were formed in the last nine months (about when I had my first attack. ) The big old one I remember having in a rental property we had when my husband and I were separating. I blamed it on food poisoning. It was a gallstone.
The surgery is laparoscopic, I walk out of the hospital the same day, with about a week recovery. Doc says we don't need the gall bladder, I won't notice anything other than I won't be getting sick any longer. Such a perk.
(Karen Anne, this is not the posting I was referring to, still writing that one!)