I had surgery to remove gallbladder on 5-22-09 and came home the same day with pain that was controllable. I am now having pain in the upper right side spreading down into my back after 22 days am still out of work. I thought the average time for recovery was 2 wks but my dr says it will take time to heal and not to worry just give it time. Has anyone been thru this? Is there anything that relieves the pain? It feels like something is pushing up too high under my rib cage and I can't stretch enough to relieve the pain.