Just had my 4th and WORST gallbladder attack -- I thought I was in labor it was that bad... about an 8 this time. Thankfully it only lasted about 40 minutes and then wow, it was like a curtain lifted! Whew! husband was a basket case -- wanted to rush me off to the ER. I took 2 ibuprofen first, and then insisted on calling the nurses line before going anywhere. By the time the nurse called back, the pain was down to a 2 and falling. She said all the ER would do is manage my pain. My appointment with the surgeon is this Wednesday, and after this evening's excitement, if there was any doubt in my mind about needing this surgery, it's completely gone now!