I had my 1st lap last Thursday..I've never had any kind of operation before either and it was fine..but groggy when you come around and this past week I would say has been slightly uncomfortable and incisions a bit itchy but nothing major!
I have had pain but that's probably due to the fact that I came on my period a few days ago so I don't think it's related to the lap.
The reason I wanted to reply to you is because after you have it not many questions are answered either and because you said you didn't have much answered before going for it I thought I'd give you a bit of a heads up to know you probably won't know much after either.
I thought I was going to come out with a diagnosis,and to be told everything bad was gone and given meds or something but all I was told was Fallopian tubes are clear,cyst was removed from 1 overy (which is what I went in to have removed in the first place) and then I was told I had severe endo on pelvic area and bowel and that I would get another appointment in 8 weeks then I was sent on my way...I wasn't even told what endo was..after finding this forum that seems to be the standard after your first lap.
Apparently at your 8 week follow up they tell you more and discuss options etc.
I was given the standard 1 week sick note as they can only give a week but you can get further weeks from your gp if you call your surgery.
Personally for me I was told I would need 2 weeks as he ended up making 4 incisions instead of 2 and I am an air hostess so because of the heavy lifting and air pressure etc a week wouldn't be enough but if I was in an office were I would be able to get away with comfortable trousers/flat shoes then personally for me I think a week would be fine (I wouldn't recommend tight trousers/jeans or heels as it digs in too much and is uncomfortable but take your time and go black when you feel you can.
Only other thing I will say is I've been very emotional crying a lot and very bored home alone lol so make sure people visit or you have things to keep you occupied!
Best of luck with everything