I am 23 and had my gall bladder out 8 months ago. It took doctors over a year and a half to discover that my pain was caused by gall stones. Immediately after my surgery, I felt better than I had in 2 years. I also lost 20 pounds that I’d been working to lose for ages. Since then, I have some trouble with diarrhea and acid reflux when I eat anything fatty or greasy, but my doctor did warn me of that. Your gall bladder’s function is to store bile for you body to use as needed. Without the gall bladder, your body is still producing the same amount of bile but has no place to keep it. Now it’s just dumped into your GI system and then out (especially when you eat fatty and greasy foods). But I can say without a moment of hesitation, I would rather go through acid reflux and diarrhea for the next 60 years of my life than spend one minute more in that excrutiating pain.