I am 3 years gallbladder free and last night I started feeling the dull ache in my upper abdomen going through my back. It is not as severe as it was when I had gallstones, though. I have been having heartburn and indigestion lately, too. Of course, being me, I immediately jump to I must have pancreatic cancer. Reading this is helping me tremendously!! I go see my doc at 3pm today and I am terrified they will find cancer. I am only 32. 🙁