Saw the surgeon yesterday. He gave me the choice about having my gallbladder removed. I haven't felt the same ever since my first attack three weeks ago, so I decided to say yes. I do have multiple stones. We scheduled it for Oct. 16th. This guy does 150 gallbladder surgeries a year!He (and other doctors) couldn't answer one question I keep asking. Why is it when I am in a sitting position it feels like there is something hard in the area under my ribcage? I describe it as a golf ball sitting under my skin just under the ribcage. You can't feel anything there when you press there. I keep wondering if it is the stones irritating the gallbladder and when I scrunch my belly by sitting I can feel it. But I feel it ALL the time. Does anybody know what I am talking about?He gave me this booklet that explains in detail about the laparoscopic surgery. Four neat little cuts and some great staples that are a permanent addition. Wonder if I will set the alarms off at the airport?