Well, saw my GP this morning, seems surgery for my gallstones is pretty much the only option. I did look into shockwave treatment (to break them up) but it seems that the therapy is not particularly effective (slow and not guaranteed to work) and they can also return after. Apparently too, I have lots of 'little ones'.Hmm, I know it is a simple procedure (2 of my friends have had gallstones in the last few years) but I am still not happy about having more surgery. I HATE hospitals. I HATE being away from my own comfy bed. It makes my IBS-D much worse too cause I get stressed about being there. Still, at least I will only need to be there for 1 or maybe 2 days at most.Although, to add some insult to the injury, my doc also wants to do an endoscopy and colonoscopy at the same time! AARRRGGHH! At least I will be unconscious and won't know a thing about it though, that is some small comfort. I have had an Endoscopy before, about 4 years ago. I have been 'dodging' the idea of a colonoscopy for a few months now, but looks like I can't put it off any more.Well, on the plus side at least I know to ask about Questran or Colestid after. Don't want to end up with even worse D probs than I have now.Ok, done now, thank you all for your support. I sure am glad I have this BB. Thanks for all the words of comfort in my 'My Test Results - May I have a Hug' post too. It helps to know others have 'been there'.Got plenty of time to either psych myself up or out as the case may be though anyway. Can't even see the specialist till 11th Sept, and will probably have to wait at least a few more weeks after that for the actual surgery. I am just crossing my fingers that it does not 'come up' too close to Christmas. I sure don't want to be 'crook' at Christmas time.