typically a bad gall bladder can only be diagnosed with a HIDA scan, or a less reliable way, an ultra sound for stones. ususally a gallbladder stops functioning properly, or there are stones, but i am not familiar with a gall bladder infection. an appendix may become infected and is also on the right side, but a CBC would show an elevated WBC in that case.
check out the digestive disorder board for more info on gall bladder disease/problems. there are some suppliments you can take to help and possibly avaoid an operation.
hope you feel better, BTW my husband is a far scape nut too.