I'd been having "chest pains" since June of 2016. After repeated ER visits, a catherization was done to find a blockage of 80%. A stent was placed, but the pains continued. They were quite severe at times. After numerous GI tests, they found my gall bladder was "inflamed and dying." So this Friday, I am having surgery to remove it. My cardiologist, gastro doc, and my awesome surgeon (had her before!), are ALL on board for me to have the laparoscopic procedure while continuing the blood thinners. However, the Hospital Nurse said they wouldn't do it. Then she found the letter where all the surgeons were on board, so they agreed to do it. Has anyone faced this before, and would you be unduly nervous? (I panic very easy) Please let me know your thoughts, and experiences. It's been a long time since I've been here, but I always come back!