Hi, I was just wondering about others people's experiences of time to recover post lap surgery. I had an emergency op on 25 feb, nearly 4 weeks ago due to a ruptured choc cyst. They also discovered endo all over my bowel, ligaments and lining of stomach which they excised and according to my discharge note they also washed it all out. I obviously wasn't prepared for this op at all as it was an emergency and I had never heard of endo before. I was in severe pain for months but was told it was the cyst twisting on my ovary. I've been taking things very slowly and still getting some sharp pains, pains when passing bowel movements, brown discharge and mostly I'm v tired all the time and also randomly very emotional. My doc initially gave me a 4 week line for work which runs out tomorrow. I saw him last week and he said I should be able to get back to work soon and if I go in tomorrow and I'm not ready (and need another line) then he will be sending me to gynae triage for a scan. I felt v upset by this and dreading tomorrow's app. I don't feel ready to go back yet. I feel I need another 2 weeks at least to build up strength and get myself back to normal physically and emotionally. I guess my question is: Is 6 weeks off work excessive for a lap op? My doc is suggesting it is by all accounts. I have a demanding job intellectually and know I'm not ready yet. This has all come as a bit of a shock to me and I still haven't been given a follow up app with the surgeon who done the op to discuss next steps. I was so out of it after surgery it's difficult to recall details. I rem them saying to start trying to conceive ASAP as the endo can come back but I don't know how severe it is. Sorry for long post, just feeling quite down due to GP last week. Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
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