In response to your statement, NO, I am certainly not trying to scare anybody into doing anything. I think that telling people that surgery to "butcher" their gallbladders out is a scare tactic if anything. You certainly seem to be on the defensive... I never claimed anyone to be stupid if they decided not to go ahead with surgery and flush or whatever. You don't know my situation, so I think it best not to judge people. I don't disagree with anyone's choices, but I did make my own choice and people who visit this board deserve to know that there are positive stories that come with having surgery! I have done lots of research beforehand and most of the information I re'cd was from medical websites. I don't feel the need to justify myself any further.