Just a short comment about new people searching for information regarding gall stones. I would venture to guess that many people do indeed search for information regarding the GB before posting on this forum. I spent hours upon hours investigating my sypmtoms on various sites but wasnt completely satisfied until people responded to my questions directly. The amount of contradictory information on various topics relating to the GB and Liver was frightening and confusing. Having direct responses also eased my fears and gave me a sense of comradarie..which certainly helped immensely.
Also, no offense intended but, the faq section of this site is completely disorganized, making it impossible to execute reliable searches and taking up far too much time.
Another disadvantage--its also plagued with "network is busy" error messages constantly-- making searching twice as time consuming.
While I have obtained a wealth of information from the faq section of this site I hold most valuable the knowledge given to me on a personal, case-specific manner in direct response to my posting my questions and thoughts on this board.