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Gall bladder went bye-bye about twenty minutes after I posted my last diary. I'm now in the hospital, gradually getting better (they did the laparoscopic technique which means gas, which was pretty horrible let me tell you). They anticipate discharging me on Sunday, after which I plan to watch movies, writing Walt Evans' War, and live large for a week.
Needless to say, this has been quite an interesting experience, and I will write it all up for your delight and/or disgust when I'm feeling better. But I am very, very grateful for all the love and kind wishes, and I wish I could thank you all in person.