Hello Everybody. I am new to this site. I had a lap done ten days ago and am still tender. This normal?? If I try to doing anything standing, like the dishes, I feel a pull on my stomach and it feels more comfortable to hold my stomach (I am still really bloated). I am just a bit confused; the way the information was presented, I thought I would be much better. The doctor said after to go home and rest but the next day get up and be active and not to drive for 48 hours; giving the impression that after a couple of days, all would be good. How long does it usually take to recover?