I have had 3 c-sections in the last 4 years. I am not recovering from having my gallbladder out! My last c-section was on 1-17-09 and in the hospital I was having these attacks. I just thought it was anxiety because my baby was 6 weeks premature and it was a VERY stressful time. My first 2 children were born full term, so to have a preemie the 3rd time around when I was expecting it to be a breeze was awful! Not to mention horribly scary! Anyway, I suffered from these attacks for 7 months, with countless trips to the ER. It took having an attack at my Mom's house one night to figure it out. She took one look at me and knew immediately what it was! She drove me to the ER while my husband took the little ones home and demanded they looked at my gallbladder. Sure enough, it was over 50% stones and the rest was sludge, which it the stuff that forms stones! Good 'ole Mom's! Do they know best or what?! I had to have one surgery to remove a stone that had dislodged from my gallbladder and gotten stuck somewhere else. They did that by putting a scope down my throat....yuck. I was under for this, and the recovery wasn't bad at all. Horrible sore throat for a few hours, but that was it. I had to stay overnight in the hospital because they were taking my gallbladder out the next day. That surgery was "easy" compared to my c-sections! Night and day on recovery time. You can barely move, lay down, get up, etc after a c-section without extreme pain. I was up and moving around, on my own, a few hours after surgery. Basically once the anesthesia wore off. I was still on some pretty good pain meds, but that's to be expected. HOWEVER, my friend had her gallbladder out and has never had a c-section. Her deliveries were all vaginal. She thought the recovery from the gallbladder was horrible!!! I guess it just depends on your own situation! I'm only a week out from having mine removed so I don't know the long term effects, but my guess is they will be good! MUCH better than having 3-4 attacks a week and being in so much pain that I couldn't breathe! It felt like I was in labor again! Severe, severe pain that you can't get away from no matter what. (I went into labor all 3 times with my children. #1 was to the pushing stage when she got stuck and ended up w the emergency c-section....#2 I tried to do a VBAC (Vag Birth After Cesarean) and my uterus ruptured....so....when I went into labor with #3 it was a c-section w/in 15 minutes of reaching the hospital!!) Good luck to all!