I had my gb removed 2 years ago and can say the laparoscopic surgery has a quick recovery time. The gas they use to fill your abdomen collects in your shoulders and neck and for a couple days is uncomfortable. This is eased by getting up and moving around. And yes, your torso hurts like heck the first two days. But suddenly the pain starts getting less and it isn't a challenge to bend over and feed the cat. The worst part of the whole ordeal was the drainage tube/bag I had to wear for five days. Not all doctors require it, but mine did and it was a hassle and icky. Not to mention kitty kept wanting to play with the tubing.
I was back to work in a week. I was allowed to go back working retail and cashiering without restriction as well.