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4 days post laparoscopy concerns

Mewbookitty
Mewbookitty

Hi all, I'm 4 days post laparoscopy (2nd lap) I had excision of endo and mirena inserted. My first lap 3 years ago I felt I bounced back pretty quickly (I think that wasn't excision) but this time not so much.

I feel a bit better everyday and gaining more movement however I go through periods of strong cramping and lower back pain/pelvic pain when emptying my bladder and I'm generally feeling bruised especially around my belly button But I am so tired, I have a shower and need a nap just to get over it! And I feel pretty spaced out and light headed when standing and I was just wondering is this normal/has anyone else experienced this?

I must also add I am constipated and only taking paracetamol at this moment in time. I'm sorry if this sounds silly but thought from healing so well after my last lap id be fine by now and I was worrying something is wrong. I am a tattooist and I have a week off work going back this Saturday coming but I have some concerns now about going back with the way I'm feeling especially the light headed feeling.

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Mewbookitty
Mewbookitty
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Thank you for replying and your advice I really appreciate it, it's definitely put it into perspective for me - I just thought I was being a wimp! I was advised to finish my current pack of the combined pill even after the insertion of mirena so I'm a bit up and down emotionally.

I was also tachycardiac before anesthetic and waking up so I think that just added more stress to my body. I took a ducolax last night and luckily within the last hour it's helped to move things a long a little.

I'm self employed so I only get paid when I work so I only took roughly a week off so I'll have to see how I feel towards the end of the week if I still don't feel right I will take extra time.

Just an update - I went to the doctors today as I went very dizzy, hot and my heart rate went high, she did a thorough check up and some bloods which came back normal so she thinks the dizziness is vertigo from tiredness, anesthetic etc maybe i expected too much out of my body too soon!

Yes I think you are expecting to much, you have had a big op, and you can't see what it's like inside, but you need to take time to heal, your organs have been pulled and pushed around and that's a trauma in itself,

Be kind to yourself, and take another week off work, I understand about the money side of things but if you don't you could harm yourself more and then need even longer off work,

Good luck and a speady recovery xx

Mewbookitty
Mewbookitty
in reply to Tboag

Thank you very much, yeah I spoke to my manager today and I'm going to have more time. It's driving me nuts not being able to do anything as I normally work 6 days a week so I'm not used to having time off not doing anything. But, just going to the doctors today has set me back with pain tonight I am suffering and swollen up again so I definitely need more time.

Tboag
Tboag
in reply to Mewbookitty

Well done. Did your gp give you anything stronger for the pain?

Mewbookitty
Mewbookitty
in reply to Tboag

No she didn't I have plenty at home luckily :)

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