Had my first lap yesterday, and oh boy, am I tired and in pain. They found and removed endo and adhesions and I am so happy to have some answers. I would like to tell you more, but am so very tired so going to focus on the query at hand for now:
Everything feels very painful and sore today, but generally I think my symptoms are normal(no fever etc) The only thing I've noticed is that one of my four incisions, the one on the left side of my tummy, appears to have had the glue rub off and has bled a little. It seems to have opened up a tiny bit, a couple of mm maybe, so that small spots of blood are appeared on my clothing, and now dressing. I haven't showered or anything yet.
My wonderful partner has been my rock the past 24 hours. He was concerned about my incision so he phoned NHS 111 on my behalf to check if it was ok to put a dressing on, but they gave him such a run around between operators and insisted on speaking to me to ensure that I was conscious (he was just trying to save me the stress and energy of having to talk to someone). After asking me a couple of questions they even then asked me if I was conscious!? So bizarre! They obviously have to follow a scripted procedure, but it just felt like they weren't listening and didn't understand our questions. In the end they put me on hold for a while, and then said it sounded fine and it was ok to put a dressing on, and that so long as it wasn't red, swollen or weeping I should be fine.
I just wanted to verify if this little bit of bleeding sounds normal to those of you out there who've been through this already? Or should I get the GP to check it out?
Overall I had a good experience at the hospital, but their instructions for wound care were a bit lacking, and NHS 111 didn't fill me with confidence.
Any help or input would be much appreciated!