Hi everyone, I have just received a letter to give me a date for my laparoscopy which is on 6th May and I was wondering if anyone can give me a rough guide as to how long I would expect to be off work after the operation? I know everyone will be different depending on what they find but just an idea would be great.
The last one I had was in 2010 but was different because they also had to do a laparotomy (fairly large abdominal incision) to remove a 7cm cyst from my right ovary so I was off work for six weeks that time (and I had more of a desk job then) but I would expect this time will just be the keyhole so more minor. I also wasn't allowed to drive for a number of weeks that time but I presume it'll be ok after a few days if it is just the lap?
I am a fitness instructor so quite a physical job teaching classes etc and also doing personal training so I want a rough idea of how long I need someone to cover my classes and give clients a good expectation of when I can start up again.
I also ride horses competitively and currently sending off competition entries for May and June so wanted an idea of when I might be back in the saddle!
Thanks in advance.