I guess I don't know what a sluggish gallbladder is. Mine was just full of what the dr called "sand" not stones, exactly but a sludgy substance (gross, huh?) Anyway, I was in terrific pain and finally got to the point where I was throwing up everything I ate or drank. Surgery wasn't that bad (done
laproscopically) and I woke up actually feeling a LOT better.
Just see what your dr says-- they'll do a ton of tests before they'll do surgery anyway.
What are your symptoms, by the way?