When I was younger and had my first scope I was back on the mat in 3 weeks -that was 25 years ago and I was 26.
ACL and MCL - 6 inch surgical scar down my leg - 12 months of physical therapy -10 years before I could walk without a limp and I can still tell you when it is going to rain. Scoping didn't exist 35 years ago.
I have had kidney stones though 4 times and would put those up against the worst pain you have ever had in your life.
My wife has had 5 that had to be blasted, plus others. When she says she needs to see a doc, then I know she is in real pain. My neighbor had his first and his frantic wife called me over to find him squirming on the floor screaming like a worm that has been stepped on. He really freaked me out. I told my wife and I asked why she's never acted that way.
"He didn't birth three kids. Want to experience pain, have a kid."