I am also relieved that I am not suffering alone! I had my gall bladder out in January 1999 after the birth of my first baby. Within weeks of having it removed I suffered more “attacks”. The pain did not radiate out this time, it stayed localized in the center but bad enough that I had to go to the emergency room. The doctor thought they possibly left stones in. After a sonogram, upper endoscopy and colonoscopy – they told me not only did they not leave any stones behind but there was nothing wrong with me. They said I could be having “phantom pains” or IBS or even stress. This was/is also accompanied by diarrhea. The pain is worse on an empty stomach and very tender to the touch. Occasionally, a very hot shower would help. Well, it’s been 6 1/2 years and I still get the pain! Not as frequently as before but it’s still there. My sister just had her gall bladder out this morning, pregnancy related as well. It’s comforting to know there are others out there like me!