Sorry to hear of your discomfort. I finally had my gall bladder removed at the age of 35, after 18 yrs. of discomfort. I wasn't aware, however that gall stones could be "passed". Have you had a treadmill test for your heart? Good luck to you. BTW, the removal of the gall bladder is very simple today. In 1982 it involved major surgery, but today they use laser treatment and you're home the same day usually. Again...Get your heart tested and good luck to you.