Due to persistent indigestion accompanied with some acute pain in my upper abdomen I made an appointment with my doctor and after a battery of tests were done it has been recommended that I have my gallbladder taken out. I guess a lifetime of fried food and pasta has caught up with me. It is an outpatient procedure and apparently non-invasive but since it's my first surgery since having my tonsils out as a child, I am a little nervous. I was wondering if anyone else here has had this done and what I can expect as far as recovery time. (I used a whole week of vacation for this and hope that wasn't a waste). Thanks.