The wife is having hers removed Oct 20th and just trying to figure out what to expect. Doc says at least a week and upwards of two weeks recovery. They are doing this via laparoscopic. The last time she had surgery, 2004, she contracted a staff infection which caused SEVERE hemolytic anemia. It was literally touch and go for 4 days, the doctors didn't think she would recover. So we are a little anxious.