Okay...this was my exact experience. I'll skip the pain of the gallbladder problem as you already know how badly THAT sucks
I went it, they put a mask on my face and told me to breath deep. I got two breaths in and next thing I knew is I was elsewhere in a dark room where a nurse was telling me to breath deep again and I felt my chest cavity fill with air. I stayed in there until I was fully awake and then taken to recovery where my husband was waiting for me.
My back hurt mercilessly. Nobody could figure out why, but I suspect the hard surgery table...I can't sleep on my back at night because it hurts my back.
My brother told me that when he had his out, after about an hour of waking up, he tossed his cookies. I did not want to toss my cookies after frontal abdominal surgery, so I asked for a medication to keep my from tossing my cookies. My advice...don't ask for this and allow your cookies to be tossed if they want to be. I was nauseous for hours until the medication wore off and I tossed my cookies anyway, so having done so earlier would have enabled me to have just gotten it overwith. I ended up being the last in the recovery room to leave because of it.
Anyhow...I got home and I was pretty much fine except for lots of bandages on my front. I ate toast and tea for the entire next day and started to feel much better...I mostly felt groggy. By the next day, I was up and demanding KFC in exchange for the safety of my family (or I'd kill them). When I went back a week later for the doctor to take off my bandages, I was shocked at how tiny the incisions were. I mean, three one-inch incisions that could be covered with a band aid.
I was a total cinch. I would not be worried AT ALL. The recovery is miniscule compared to the shear pain of a gall bladder attack. Seriously. Within a week, it will be as if nothing had happened except you feel miles better having had that useless organ removed from your body. As far as scarring, if I didn't have stretch marks from pregnancy and in a size 14-16 figure, I'd SO wear a bikini with them. I have to really search to find the friggen things.
Anyhow...not to worry. The only thing you should worry about is increased appetite as all those things that bring on a gall bladder attack that you couldn't eat before will be back on your menu and with a vengeance. I gained probably 20 lbs because I became a pig. Just watch what you eat, is all.
Good luck!! Let us know how it all comes out!