Primalseams - my recovery has been a little rough at the beginning. I had acute pancreatitis and that is why the gall bladder (which was full of stones, inflamed, and had been repeatedly inflamed for some time - I learned) came out. I have learned to stay away from fats - they do a number on the digestive tract. I am glad the GB is gone though - even with the pains of recovery - I am not having those awful attacks anymore. Incidentally - upper right quadrant, wrap around pain was layered on top of a back injured in an auto accident. It was difficult until the very end for me to tell them apart - a back spasm on top of the GB stuff - I avoid things like caffeine, chocolate (true), dairy - except for yogurt, a lot of salad stuff right now - unless I want to spend the afternoon in the bathroom. I do get discouraged from time to time - adjusting to the new me is a lot about attitude and I have regained most of the strength that was lacking from the two week hospital stay. - Most uncomplicated GB surgeries I understand are either day surgery - go home after recovery and the surgeon says you can or an over night stay to stablize , then home. This side of it - I'd of paid better attention to myself and not been the die hard mom - sucking it up for the family - and had the surgery!