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Got a surgery date !! EEEEEEK!!!

Got a date through for my first laparoscopy /cyst removal/ mirena coil insertion. I'm really nervous 😱 I've never had any kind of surgery before!

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Hi Hun, you'll be fine . Hope it's soon so you can get sorted. Good luck . Keep us updated.

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Hey Hun

Try not too worry. I didn't find it too bad. Xx

Hope you get the answers and the treatment you need. Best wishes x

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I've got a date too for my first laparoscopy, and like you never had an operation before. I'm really nervous but trying not to think about it too much. just keep telling myself not to think about it, not to worry, not to think of the possible outcomes but just do it. I'm having mine in the evening so will be staying in over night and I don't care that I'm almost 34 years old I am taking my teddy bear (technically its a fluffy koala) with me.

p.s we'll be fine :)

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Good luck larrie7! Here's hoping for many pain free years after!!

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Fingers crossed for both of us. I'm also hoping they send me home with some pretty decent painkillers :) I want the good stuff that'll make me feel away with the fairies. haha. Whens your surgery date hun?

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25th July , 6 weeks today. When is yours ?

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ooh 14th July. I'm up first then :/ i shall tell you how it goes. (unless it goes badly then i wont tell you anything :D )

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I just had my first laparoscopy but it wasn't my first surgery, the most important thing to remember is rest rest rest after! Give yourself at least 2 days in bed, propped up with people waiting on you! Be very patient with yourself and make sure you take the painkillers that you get prescribed, its much easier to get through the day! Also try and gather some things to do when you're in bed, charge your console controllers, gather books, scrapbooking materials. Arrange for friends to come over and bring you treats! Its really not that bad, if you have any questions please feel free to message me :) Best of luck!

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I have netflix, a colouring in book, candycrush on my iphone and my dad is taking a few days off to look after me. What painkillers do they give you? and thank you . I like hearing 'its not that bad' :)

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Perfect! You sound sorted :) I think it depends on exactly what you're having done at the same time. I had my endo treated at the same time as the lap so I got Ibuprofen, Morphine and Paracetemol. It really isn't, the only time i really got nervous was when they called me in because its a bit of a rush to get you into theatre but as soon as you're asleep, you're awake again!

Also something to remember is that you wont be moving much so you probably wont be too hungry, but you need to eat 3 times a day to take painkillers and stuff otherwise you risk getting a stomach ulcer in time. So try and have small, light meals :) also drink lots, it will do you good to get up and pee at least twice a day. Keeps your muscles working so you dont get sore or too tired when you're moving around again x

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Thanks ! Having someone wait on me.... Hahahaha I reckon hubby will be back at work the next day !

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Wow, thats some really useful info right there . This is such an informative site. I looked up posts on surgery, so i got a nightie for hospital (incase), pillow for the car ride home, some magazines and snacks to take with me (incase but might not need them) and stacks of peppermint tea at home.

I'm having lap and excision surgery at same time as well. Nerve- wracking as havent had lap done so have no idea what they'll find when they go in. but better to get it all over and done with in one go. You got Morphine? Epic, am hoping to spend the couple of days after surgery in a drug-induced pain free haze. Fingers crossed :) Thanks for the awesome advice

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Hey :) I had my first lap a few days ago so am recovering at the moment. i'd never had surgery before and was terrified (mostly of needles) but it really wasn't bad. It was the waiting around beforehand that made me worse and i just got more and more nervous. Take some things to distract yourself with like music, etc. The nurses were great making sure I wasn't in too much pain and were really comforting before and after. They weren't able to remove my endo, only adhesions so I doubt I'll feel much different. The recovery for me at least is slow but you'll probably sleep a lot anyway! I felt no different with the mirena insertion so don't worry about that, you may get some cramps but I'm sure you'll have had worse.

Good luck! I hope it all goes well! X

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Dont forget the heat pack girls it becomes your surrogate teddy!

Rose xx

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Already is lol

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Hi I've just joined this site (still need to introduce myself) just wanted to say I had my lap a week ago, I was scared stiff!! Never had surgery before got myself in a right state in the waiting room saying goodbye to hubby so nurses found a private room us so hubby could wait with me untill I went through :) I'm 31 and pretty tough but the thought of surgery broke me lol.

Coming round after surgery was fine! The pain relieve is amazing! I was skipping out of hospital on cloud 9 lol. I had a lot of work done, they weren't able to clear it all so will have another lap in 4 months.

Recovering from surgery has been fine, no pain or sickness. Bit tender and very emotional but I'm taking 2 15min walks a day with hubby and dog and feeling good, still very bloated and swollen!

Start hormone treatment today to go into manaposal state, not looking forward to it!!!!

Just take it easy and enjoy your rest! All the best xx

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I'm waiting for mine still. Have had open surgeries before though, so that part is not too worrying since lap would be key hole. I'm sure you'll be fine :) Can I ask, how long have you been waiting for this?

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Only since the 1st may. It was put through as urgent due to my symptoms. Hope you get a date soon

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Thank you for getting back to me. Mine is urgent as well, but I haven't been on the list that long. I'm just worried it's going to clash with my wedding and honeymoon in August. Good luck for your surgery - I hope you get all the answers you need :) x

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Hey,

I just thought of another thing i cant live without after surgery.

A little thermometer.

Everyone should have one hey.

Then you know if you are getting an infection etc.

It really helped calm me down from the what ifs when i cld rule out infection and realise it was just pain.

Kind regards

Rose

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Hi, I had first lap just under a week ago and, after being anxious about it for almost the entire ten-month wait, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was nowhere near as bad as I'd anticipated. As another poster said, the worst part for me was definitely the waiting beforehand. I went under instantly and woke up in the recovery room feeling chilly but fine. Very creaky and sore for the first two or three days (poor boyfriend had to help me every time I stood up or sat down) but that soon subsided and now I just feel a bit sore near the incisions and tired. I've been able to get back to some work (I'm freelance and work from home) and generally, I don't feel too bad at all. Best of luck with it and I really hope you have the experience I had. x

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