Thanks alot for the comments, it's nice to know people are actually out there. I have to go in for a test tommorrow. Something called a HIDA SCAN which is supposed to show how well my gallbladder is actually working. Then I see the surgeon again on Monday to discuss results. She wanted me to do this test to make sure -- GOOD IDEA I would say.Mark - thank you for the new term 'bile dumping', at least it doesn't sound like removal will make it worse. Maybe better according to KIM.KIM - thank you for your note, very encouraging, I hope it holds true for me too.Sweetpeaches - I recently found a cookbook for IBS that I find pretty interesting, you might want to check it out. 'Eating for IBS' by Heather Van Vorous. Seems pretty good so far. Im going to try some of it.This site is great! Just nice to know we are not alone. Does anyone know of any IBS support groups in the upstate NY area?