I also had my gallbladder removed in july 2007. A few weeks later my pain returned but a lot worse. Every week or two my pain feels like I’m being stabbed right under my sternum. I vomit non stop as well. I have a high pain tolerance and it is the worst pain I have ever had. I have had 6 endoscopy procedures as well as 2 colonoscopies. 2 mri’s 5 ct scans and a lot of xrays plus a whole bunch of other procedures. I’ve seen 4 different GI specialists and noone can find the problem. I have been in the hospital for 3 weeks this time now and still no answer. I have tried all that I can to find an answer. I have been told its acid reflux or its all in my head or its stress but there is no way that’s it. I don’t know what else I can do. if anyone had a similar issue I would love to hear about it