I’m still practicing on Louisiana-style red beans and rice, and tonight I got TWO THUMBS UP from my Louisiana Boy! After his recent hospitalization, he needs to be careful about huge volumes of food at one sitting, so there was a major battle going on between him and the serving spoons.
For everyone who has enquired, I am happy to say that surgery was averted, and he is feeling perfectly normal now. The gallbladder problem seems not to have required a yanking, but more like some TLC. The problems were possibly brought on by the twenty fractions of radiation to a nearby area that he just finished.
Since he feels betterer and betterer (sic) every day, we are hoping that surgery is not even on the horizon at this point. Blood values point to this being a very high risk thing, so we are glad that it is off the table for now. Smaller quantities of food at a sitting seems to be the key.