Your incisions will have stitches that dissolve on the inside and a medical superglue on the outside. Briefly, you don’t have to do anything. Nothing to take care of; nothing to dress or care for. You may shower the next day. No bath/swimming pool for at least a week.
Nausea and occasionally vomiting is not uncommon for the first 24 hours. This is usually due to the medicines to put you to sleep as well as the surgery itself. Occasionally nausea can persist for a few days. During this time you should try to drink as much liquids as possible to keep from getting dehydrated. Nausea medication is typically prescribed and can be taken as needed.
For the most part, you will be able to go back to a normal diet. There are no restrictions (although low-fat diet is generally recommended). At first try small portions and if you tolerate it, you can increase intake. Sometimes it takes a little while for your GI system to readjust to your gallbladder being out. This usually manifests as loose stool/diarrhea with high fat content meals. Even with this, your body usually adjusts but this may take several weeks to months.
Some abdominal distention is normal. This should improve with time. Make sure that you are not becoming constipated (which happens with the pain medications). Swelling at the incision sites is normal and you may even feel a lump under the incisions. This is normal and will occasionally take a few months to completely go away
Please call the office after your surgery and set up a follow-up appointment for 2 weeks after your surgery