Weel, I am sitting here at home, 3 days post-op from an emergency appendectomy! I woke up around 1:00 Tuesday morning with what I thought was one of my IBS attacks. I had the same horrible gas pain feeling and the sharp pains throughout my whole abdomen. It started high up in my diaphragm, so I never suspected appendicitis. I took two Phazyme pills which did nothing. I writhed around in pain all night, and around 6:00 the vomiting started and I realized that I could not lift my right leg or stand up straight without horrible pain in my right lower navel. I was brought to the ER at 9:00 and was in surgery by 1:00! Boy was I shocked. I thought that maybe it was my gallbladder, since I had the CCK test last month, and was shown to have an 18% ejection fraction. My surgeon said that my appendix was calcified and had scar tissue from numerous previous attacks. He said that maybe this was causing all my stomach and gallbladder ailments. I hope so! I will keep everyone posted! I would also like to know, How many of you with IBS have had your appendix out? Thanks!