Hi Erika, I had a lap chole in 1995. I can't believe it's been almost 13 years!. I went in to Short Stay on a Friday morning, had the surgery, & was on my way home by 3PM. I took a few pain pills over the weekend. However, I returned to work on Monday.
I didn't have any post-surgical problems or with eating. I'd been following a low fat diet that was recommended by my surgeon as I put off surgery for several months. I love spicy foods & have no problems eating it.
I, too, had Gallstones & the worry is they will move. I found out in September 1994, but planned on sinus surgery in December. So, I waited until February for my lap chole. I have a few teeny tiny scars in my abdomen. It's so easy as an out-patient. I didn't have to worry about coverage as work. I took the weekend to relax & then returned to work on Monday. No one would ever have believed I had surgery on Friday unless they knew.
You will do GREAT!!! We are all here for support. Sending you lots of