I hope you are still here! I was wondering about the pain you described below your ribcage. I had a lap chole done 2/16/04. All incisions are healing well, but I had a pain under my right ribcage and it feels like "things" have to shift around inside to fit correctly. I have a hard time standing up straight and the muscles on that side are tight when I try to sit up. I'm one week post-op and still taking pain pills. The pain each day seems to get a little better, but I just have a feeling something is wrong. Went back to the doc, had an ultrasound done and there is no leaking of any type and everything shows to be fine. When I'm laying down, there's not much of a problem. But I still can't sleep on my side and most of the problems occur when I'm standing up. Doc says he has no idea what is causing the pain. No one else I've talked to has described a similar pain. I'm starting to freak out. Never had surgery before (32 yrs old). Any insight would be GREATLY appreciated!