I am due a laparoscopy on the 20th May as I have suspected endo and adeno. The consultant suggested the mirena coil, but also said I can continue with the combined pull if I wish. I'm inclined to continue with my pill as whenever I have tried different things, it has not done me any good.
Anyway I did have a laparoscopy 20 years ago, where nothing was found, but was wondering what things to ask when I see the consultant on the day of surgery. Things like will he excise any endo off if he finds any, will he be able to tell me afterwards what they found. Anything else I should be asking? Trying to do my research now so that I am well informed for whatever they tell me or ask me on the day.
Also I have 3 children who are 10, 7 and 4, and my husband will take the day of the op off. But can anyone advise how they felt after the op and how long before you could do things again. Not sure if my husband is going to be able to have anymore time off and I will obviously have school runs to do 3 times a day on the 2 days after op, and then I have half term the following week! Wondering if I need to see if I can get grandparents to help out following op and through half term and if making plans to see friends like I normally do in school holidays is feasible. It's my mother in laws birthday 4 days after my op and she wants to meet us in central london - we are a 30 minute train journey into kings cross station - and although I think this will obviously be too much for me only a few days after the op, I am wondering if being left on my own for a good part of the day is advisable. Thoughts? If not then will have to see about finding myself a babysitter!
My previous lap was 20 years ago and although they found nothing, I do remember being really tender in stomach for quite a few days afterwards and the pain from op and gas still in body. But then it was just me at uni and now I have 3 kids to look after too. I want to be ready and organised for what help I might need after and for potentially how long, so I can start to plan now, rather than try and find people to help once I've had it and then be faced with no one is able to be here.