||11-11-2013 07:29 AM
Hey Jet ... you are asking a smart question. It would really help if you could post some pictures but your "word picture" is very helpful.
If that wall framing is open for you to see, that "post" probbaly goes from the floor to the peak of the roof. It IS a supporting member. That does not mean it cannot be resupported in a different manner. However, just removing it outright is NOT the thing to do without more input from professionals in this forum.
Send pics and we can help you in the process. OK? In the meantime, here is a graphic that explains the terms for framing. It will help you explain your situation better.