The surgery went well. The gallbladder was apparently quite inflamed, and quite stuck, so the procedure was a bit more complicated than originally expected, but they were still able to do it laparoscopically and Torsten was able to come home last night. Also, we were both reassured by the poor state of the gallbladder because up until they actually went in there, everyone had been telling us that his problem was "probably" the gallbladder; after they saw it they were able to say that it was "definitely" the gallbladder, and it's always comforting to know that you didn't just let someone cut you open for no reason.
Anyway, we spent a total of 4.5 hours at the hospital, from the part where we checked in to the part where the nurse wheeled him down to the exit to get back in the car. Quickest surgery ever. He's already eaten some food with fat in it (though of course nothing downright greasy) without any pain, so that's a huge improvement. And now he's lying in bed expecting to have all his whims addressed promptly all weekend, so overall I'd say he's pretty happy with his surgical experience.
Thanks for all your well wishes. I'd post a photo of the patient in his hospital gown, but for some reason he doesn't want me to do that.
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