I had mine taken out september 2008 - I have that feeling if I eat too much so I have to cut all my food in half and stick to non fat food. My diet is so bland. I had a endoscopy done and they found non specific mild gastritis. I believe this is caused from the bile shooting into my stomach but I take Welchol to absorb the bile. I get belching, bloating, colicky, indigestion feeling, and I have the pain under the right rib. Sometimes it gets bad but I deal with it because I know going to the emergency room won't help - they will just think I am crazy. I notice one thing though my pains change from month to month - I am now going through the shoulder pain and gas pain stage that some people describe. I get the phantom pains which scare you sometimes. I once felt like a belt tightening around the waist - my whole stomach section was tight.