A co-worker had laparascopic gallbladder surgery a couple of years ago. The doctor had to convert to an open surgery because her gallbladder was so enlarged, the surgeon was afraid it would rupture before he could get it out.
My friend was sick for something like a month after the surgery. She had a bad reaction to the anesthesia, and also had a post-op infection that nearly turned into peritonitis. She just had a bad time, all the way around. Most people don't, I know, but she sure did. Now she's better, but she still says she's not sure she did the right thing with the surgery.