I’m in the same boat you are. I’m 50 years old…my gallbladder was removed late March of 2010. I’m on TPN (total parenteral nutrition), pain patch and daulidid (pain pills) and have lost over 40 lbs. My life has changed extremely! Frequent hospital trips, doctor visits and I have been referred to the Cleveland Clinic. I went and they said the doctor I have has done an impecible work up on me and they only have 1 or 2 ideas! I hope and pray, they find out how to treat this horrible pain! Everyone keep in touch…the more I find out…the more I will post! GOOD LUCK TO ALL!”