I too had a gallstones attack in January with a severe abdominal pain in the upper area and violent vomiting. I had been diagnosed with gallstones along with my kidney stones about 5 years ago. Thinking back I must have had some mild attacks here and there. I know what you are talking about when you are just waiting around for the doctor's visit. I stayed away from fatty foods, ate more fruits and veggies. It helps a lot to eat more "healthy". I think I googled the gallbladder diet to find out more since it was such a long wait. Eventually I was referred to a surgeon who said that once you have had a gallbladder attack, it is likely it will hit again and again. We decided to get it out. The surgery was scheduled, did a chest xray and blood work of course. It was done laproscopically so only 4 incisions (one being near the belly button for the camera). Went home that same day! Actually checked in at 6:00 and went home at 10:30 crazy! Took some meds, relaxed and recovered very well. It has been two and a half months now and bowel movements are just fine. I can eat what I want now as there are no dietary restrictions, but healthier is better. The liver takes care of breaking down the fat. Now I am dealing with a thyroid issue and it has taken 3 weeks to get a surgeon's referral. It is definitely frustrating when you are worried about your health. Keep googling and come back to this site. It has many good discussions! Good luck.