I had my gallbladder out 5 years ago and they did it by scope. I thought no problem how sore could I be. Its funny how many plain daily things involve using stomach muscles that are all stitched back up. Take it easy on the front end you will get back shooting faster.
Grant, I had my knee operated on and on the way home I got a message that a package for me had just showed up...so I went by the shop and it was a new bow( who'd a guessed). So I made my wife stop and got it home assembled it and talked my wife into retrieving my arrows while I stood in the backyard and shot it....
Good luck with heading in the right direction grant - have had a three surgeries over the years & the first one I didn't take it easy as my son had surgery 3d later - it was the only one that had a longer recovery - chances are there's something good on Netflix or YouTube - M.
I feel your pain Grant. Got mine taken out in the 7th grade in 1976. It was a 2"-3" incision; the old fashioned way. I was making the bed and went to spread the top sheet and thought my gut was split, WOW did that hurt.
Are your shoulders sore from the CO2?
Take it easy so you don't have a return visit. BTW, I like hospitals, I have worked at the same one for over 30 years.