I had kind of been looking forward to having unmitigated gall, but the surgeon says the old gall bladder's performance is borderline and so we decided to apply fresh air and sunshine medicine, along with watchful waiting. Dr. Gage also recommended a chill pill, three times daily, or as needed.
Thanks, everybody, for your encouragement.
Buck and I walked the woods and went swimming today. Looks like the fresh air and sunshine treatment is working.