Your surgery was a year ago and I don't suspect any problems
related to the surgery itself. Most of the complications tend to
occur within the first 10-15 days after surgery.
Most of the people who have had gallstones also tend to have
a hiatus hernia
and GERD (Gastroesphgeal reflux disease).
Your symptoms got worse after some heavy work.
This is probably the reason. Some have typical heartburn
others may have burping and bloating
. Some have hoarsness,
or night time cough or recurrent sinus
Try to avoid carbonated beverages, real spicy foods, citrus
and tomato products, excess caffeine, alcohol .
You can start taking Omeprazole
20 mg. once or twice a day
about one hour before meals and see if that relieves your
If the symptoms persist after 4-6 weeks, get an upper GI-xrays
to see if you have a large hernia which may need further care.
I wish you well.