First, as others have said, take your time!
I am the exception. I had robotic, and everything healed quickly without significant pain EXCEPT for the largest incision on my right side. That hurt a lot for about six weeks, a sharp, semi-burning type of pain. It didn't hurt when I was lying down or (strangely) when I was actually walking; everything else (sitting, changing position, etc.) was very painful. During that time I worked mostly from home (I have a desk job). Never did get a good explanation as to why I hurt so much, but in any event after about six weeks the pain completely disappeared within 48 hours.