Thank you for sharing. I only want to add that when I read your post I felt sad.
I had my gallbladder taken out several years ago. I did not have any problems afterward so I would say it was a success. nevertheless, now that I find out about flushes I am upset that I can't get it back (so to speak).
Once you have it taken out it is gone for good. I wish I had mine back so I could work on it. (I do plan to work on the stones that are probably in my liver) I just read that I am probably not digesting my food enough due to insufficient bile. I am sure I wasnt digesting right when I had my messed up gallbladder either but, well, i hate it when there is no hope of recovery (because it is gone).
I believe that even a diseased hardened gallbladder has a chance of recovery.
Good luck in what ever you do. It is a hard decision either way.