Hi maccoya, my symptoms are similar to yours, though my gallbladder was removed more than 15 years ago. Until a few weeks ago, I had done relatively well after surgery. My current symptoms started with a dull ache on my left side under my rib cage with an empty feeling in my stomach as if I hadn’t eaten in a long while. I’ve noticed that if I eat any dairy products or greasy foods to ache becomes more pronounced. I have an appointment with a gastrointestinal doctor in a couple of weeks, until then I’ll have to carefully watch what I eat and hope for the best. Hope you find some relief.