I remember that you never wanted to try the flush. That's too bad, but you have to make your own decisions.
I don't want to do the surgery, if I can help it, I am more afraid of that. My stone is 2.8 cm. After the flushes it became free floating, before that it was stuck in the gallbladder neck.
I have no symptoms and I do the flushes every 2 weeks or so.
Since I know that 90% of the public have stones, which might be silent, and they don't know it, I feel you can live with stones as long you keep cleansing, bowels too.
My mother did, she had stones when she was 45 and died when she was 86 and never had surgery. She was only careful about what she ate. She did not have the benefit of a curezone.
After surgery you still have to be careful about what you eat.
Read the gallbladder surgery forum and see what people experiences are.
Spleenpain has a message about his favorite message. It is an explanation, day by day, of someone who had the surgery.