How long does it take a 40 year old to recover from gall bladder removal?

Not long. . Most patients recover fully in 1-3 weeks from laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.
1-2 weeks. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is typically performed on an out-patient basis. Most people will describe moderate pain for about 2-3 days, usually controlled with anti-inflammatories alone. People will typically return to work in 7-10 days and exercise in 2-3 weeks.
Days to weeks. I agree with the other doctors. First few days will be tough. Next few weeks better then months back to nl.