Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
I've had gall bladder, and tubal ligation and I swear, they hurt as much as the "big" surgery.
My gb was badly infected though and was in for 3 days after that one.
I'd say 6 weeks until things really start feeling normal. Don't try to do too much at once. Listen to your body. Pain means "stop it, slow down"!