It's about a one hour surgery and I'll be getting propofol.[/quote]
How old are you ( I ask, because younger people tend not to have many stones)?
How often this gallbladder gives you pain problems?
Did you ask your GI Dr,what are your options,if you don't get it removed?
It became a common practice now to get gallblader removed with first acute pain manifestation.
But I remember,my grandmother lived with that for many years without surgery.
I am very caushious about this,because my daughter did have problem with her thymectomy and prolong intubation ( well,nobody cared to get her MG under control before surgery- now I understand that).
Of course,this one is not that serious and long surgery ( now they do a few insisions and do it laparoscopically).Propofol- is not a general anestesia,it's more like sedation.So,it's a big difference.
But it's just my thought -please,consider all pro and contras.
Good luck with whatever you decide.Hope,everything will go great.