My gall bladder attack happened about 20 years ago. It was my first and last.
I was watching TV when what felt like some severe gas pains hit. I took some Tums or some such, but the pain just kept getting worse and worse. Within an hour, I was vomiting yellow stuff and in such pain I couldn’t stand being touched or conceive of getting dressed (I was in my nightgown). My hubby helped me into a robe and a pair of socks, and actually put me in my mother’s wheelchair and wheeled me to the car to take me to the hospital.
The pain was horrible, but I do recall thinking at the time “this feels like kidney stones, but in the wrong place”. The pain was in the center of the upper abdomen, radiating around towards my back.
I was admitted to the hospital and the sucker was removed three days later.