Hi friends. After fighting with horrible pain for a year (which my PCP kept insisting was heartburn) she finally relented and did and ultrasound yesterday and I am chockful of gallbladder stones. Now my PCP is in a hurry to get me into a surgeon and get it out. I have a surgeon's appointment on the 21st. I've been chronically nauseous and lost about 10 lbs since January 2nd (believe me - I need to lose about 50 more). Anyway, any advice for before and after surgery? I know I need a low-fat, low-grease diet until surgery but I am wondering about recovery time and how much time I should ask for off of work at my little part-time job? Thanks.