I recently had an appendectomy, what can I expect as far as recovery time, pain etc?

Pain. Depends how how sick your appendix was(whether perforated or not) and how your surgery was done(open or laparoscopically). In general for laparoscopic appendectomy for nonperforated appendicitis, expect 2-3 days of pain that requires narcotic pain meds, then soreness for 2-3 weeks. Any fevers, vomiting, or worsening pain would be concerning.