i had my gallbladder removed in november 2004 i also have problems digesting food. i have to stay on a stright diet no fatty foods and no spicy foods also..if you find any answers to this problem let me know..i have been sick every since i had my gallbladder removed..plus i was sick before.did your friend have gallstones?was that the reason she had hers removed or was she like myself my gallbladder quit working.just to let you know she is not the only one with this problem. i hope she gets to feeling better and myself too.