I've been on waiting list for surgery since Feb so I shouldn't be surprised really, I just thought there would be a little more notice. The consultants secretary just phoned me and asked me to come in for surgery on 20th June. I said yes because I'm desperate to get it sorted and in a way it's good timing as the children will be at school during the day, I had dreaded it being over summer hols. But now I've been given 10 days notice I just don't feel at all organised.
I had lap last year and got ready by freezing meals, keeping up with washing etc. Did all of the usual stuff, stocking up on painkillers and peppermint tea. But obviously this surgery is much bigger so recovery is going to be harder. I'm having hysterectomy but surgeon will try and keep one ovary depending on how damaged it looks and extensive endo excision.
Does anyone have any advice on how they prepared and what recovery times were like afterwards, how long was your stay in hospital?
I don't work but am a carer for my 12 year old who has special needs and needs help with everyday tasks, washing, dressing etc. My husband is having 2 weeks off to help me but after that I think I will be having to ask everyone I know if thy can spare a bit of time to help.
In one way I'm thinking yay no more vile periods with flooding and clots but in another I'm thinking agghhh, there is so much to do to get ready. Also I'm 36 so if I don't get to keep an ovary I'll be going on HRT which is also something that brings a million questions!
Sorry it's a long post, any advice or comments would be appreciated