I have had symptoms of a bad gall bladder for over a year. I had an ultrasound last fall that showed no stones. The pain came & went so I put off doing anything else. Well, after several months the pain started again only worse than before. Once again no stones showed on the ultrasound. This time I also went for a HIDA scan. The surgeon called me today to let me know my gall bladder is not functioning. This was the only time I was glad to have something wrong show up on a test! At least now I can have my gall bladder removed & maybe I'll feel better. I also have a hernia to be fixed & hope he can do it all at the same time. Not exactly the gift I wanted, but if it makes me feel better, I will gladly have it done. So, prayers & good wishes for a speedy recovery are appreciated. I'll let you all know how it goes.