I don't know if it's exactly a good thing or not, but if it has to go, it has to go! I had mine out almost 4 years ago. My digestion still isn't great, (IBS?) I can't eat that much (but that may be due to something else) and my liver enzymes are still elevated, but the doctor says it's just mildly, so I try not to worry - anyhoo, at least I don't have those horrendous, burningly painful attacks anymore.
My 24-year-old daughter just had hers out 3 weeks ago. Ditto for her - no more pain that makes her leave work or rush to the ER! Can't say about the long run yet, because she also has chronic issues - gas, bloating, probably IBS too. :(
I didn't realize until she had her surgery that mine had been unusual - - even though it was done laparoscopically, I had to have a long, plastic drainage tube for about 10 days, which was quite a bother. My husband helped me at first, to drain it and measure the liquid several times a day - yuk! (I guess there was some excess bile in there somewhere.) No one bothered to tell me this was a complication...I just thought it was par for the course. Every time I moved, that thing hurt, so I had to be on Vicodin longer than I'd expected. I was surprised at how sore I was, even 2 or 3 weeks afterwards. I think Fibro always complicates anything else somewhat. We have those lovely, state-of-the-art pain receptors, after all! I ate pretty normally within a day or two.
Hopefully, yours will be easier and you'll have no more nasty symptoms.
...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed