Last week for 5 days straight I was in horrid pain right upper quadrant, and radiating to my back. Nausea too. Blood tests showed elevated liver function tests. Indicative of gallbladder but the military base held off waiting for an ultrasound on last Friday, the results of which I never got by end of the day. Well, evening comes and symptoms are WAY worse. Like pray for unconsciousness worse!!! Ended up at the ER. Spent whole night in waiting room. 6 AM I got into ER finally to see the doc. He says he needs the Ultrasound from the military base. Problem is its now Saturday and nobody is there. So they phone around, someone had to go in on their day off to find it, fax it to the civilian hospital. Showed some big stones. Doc comes back within an hour (by now I had pain meds in me.... sweet sweet hydromorphone) anyway he said surgery was already consulted and will be to see shortly. By 5 PM Saturday I was in the O.R. By 7 P.M. I was gallbladderless and had 4 holes in my stomach. Spent 3 days total in hospital and rest of week at home recuperating. First few days were bad as stomach REALLY hurt and I had to go get up to go to the washroom on my own. I also experienced faintness the first 24 hours every time I was standing more than a few mins. But overall it's not a painful surgery to recover from. There is virtually NO soreness at the surgery site where the gallbladder was removed. The 4 incisions from the trocars for the ports (it was laproscopic) were sore - even VERY sore the first few days but not horrible. If you ever have to go through it, don't fret. Its been 1 week since surgery now and I am pretty much fully recovered. I just wanted to share how quick gallbladder can cause problems!!!