I went to the ER in early October with an apparent gallbladder attack (severe pain... I thought I was dying, and I've had two children naturally!) The ultrasound revealed a bunch of gallstones. I've had two more major attacks (thank God for perscription pain relievers and muscle relaxers) and it was recommended that I have it removed laparoscopically. I am not allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight tonight because I'm going in for surgery tomorrow at 2pm. I'm going to be so hungry and thirsty! Has anyone had experience having their gallbladder removed? I'm nervous! I'm an otherwise healthy 29 year old. The doctor said that the stones can probably be blamed on my pregnancies (my kids are now 2 and 4). I'm nervous about eating after the surgery. Of course I won't be able to enjoy Thanksgiving, but this was the best time to schedule it, because of the holiday break... I'll only miss two days of school instead of 5+. I'll return to school next Tuesday.