Hi Emily0105. I had my lap almost three weeks ago and can assure you that yes while it's scary, you'll be fine. Now for the essay lol
They will give you an anti sickness drug before your anaesthetic and they gave me the best drug I have ever had to help me relax; it kicked in within seconds and had me singing along to the music they were playing in theatre lol
When I came round I just felt really sleepy and wanted to nod off again but also had that weird thing where when you're really drunk and your sober self is telling your drunk self to focus and stop talking rubbish.
I've had anaesthetic a few times and have never reacted to it badly; I've never vomited and the general rule is if your stomach is empty, you won't puke. The main thing to do is try and stay as calm as possible (I know it's easier said than done with anxiety) and let the nurses and the surgeon know your fears so they can best help you.
My lap didn't diagnose Edno or cysts but instead found I have multiple adhesions from past surgery from appendicitis and my ovary is fused to my cervix, hence my pain. I had got my hopes up to coming round and being told I was sorted and treated and would be pain free. I'm currently not treated or pain free.
Go in with an open mind and discuss everything with your consultant. Remember, the only stupid question is the one not asked.
When I was discharged they gave me paracetamol, ibuprofen and codeine and a weeks worth of bed rest. The worst thing for me though was the trapped wind; it made my ribs hurt, my shoulders, and I had the worst stitch feeling ever. To help shift it stay as upright as you can and move around little and often.
Sorry for the essay but I hope some of this has helped ease your mind a little. I just hope I haven't scared you more