If you are about to have this surgery do not be afraid. LIke someone else said, if you have no problems you are not the ones posting comments- it is usually that small percent that does have issues. I had the surgery on Monday, 8/16 and was home by 230pm that same day. I ate chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans the very same night with no problem. I have ate normal but since I have always had a issue with loose bowels and fatty foods so I do not eat much of those foods anyway. I have a very low grade fever but not enough to keep me down. I have moved around fine about 3 days after with little pain. The worst part is the gas and the pain you may get in your collar and shoulder the first couple of days. Once you start releasing the gas it will go away. If the worst thing that happens to you is that you can no longer eat high fat foods, that is probably just a blessing in disguise - better to have the poops then to not and then have a clogged artery later in life!
I had to have open gallbladder surgery December 2011 and it took a good 3 weeks to get around in a decent manner. It took about 2-1/2 weeks to get out of bed on my own. My surgeon was good to give me anti nausea meds right after surgery & kept me in the hospital for 3 days for pain management. I still get pains when sitting for long periods but much better than the attacks! My gallbladder got very diseased from having attacks for so long (didn't know I was having attacks).
I just had Lap. GB surgery Friday by one of the best surgeons in the country. I'll be honest - I made the mistake of reading posts very much like these before going in and I was nervous as hell. But here I am, Monday night and although still sore, I feel better than I expected.
I went into surgery at 8:45 and was out of the hospital by noon. I did have some terribly gas pain the first couple of days (shoulder, abdomen, back) but that's subsided. I am sore in the upper abdomen area where the larger incision is but after watching a video on YouTube (I think it's pretty cool but I don't recommend watching BEFORE surgery or you'll never go through with it- ha, ha!) I can completely understand why I'm so sore! What people tend to forget is that this is a major surgery - laparoscopic or not. An organ is being removed from your body through a small incision in your skin --- think about that. Anyone who honestly expects to be feeling 100% in three days, or even a week is not being realistic.
Granted, I can drive. I can walk. I can do dishes and laundry and even eat a regular meal (I had Salmon, spinach and mac n' cheese tonight) and I'm ok. It's all how you take care of yourself and your state of mind!!
Be good to your body. Don't push yourself -rest and keep positive. Take vitamins C & E to promote healing of the skin and muscle. Eat fruits high in potassium as well (banana's) and make sure you have proteins for energy. Your body needs this to get better. If eating makes you sick, make shakes with fresh fruit and veggies.
Everyone heals in different ways. Listen to your body and give into sleep and rest if that's what you're feeling.