I had my long awaited laparoscopy yesterday but things didn't go to plan.
I was put under ok and the gas was pumped in, but as soon as they inserted the laparoscopic port my heart slowed and stopped completely for 20 seconds - I had to be brought back with CPR.
My anaesthetist spent a long time talking with me in recovery, he said it's a freak event and he has only seen it happen 3 or 4 times before in 15 years, usually to fit and healthy people. He does not believe I have a heart issue, but thinks it was a reaction of the vagus nerve to the pain of the port being inserted. He has referred me for a cardiology outpatient appointment for my own peace of mind.
The laparoscopy did proceed but with my surgeon being rushed by my anaesthetist to get it finished so he couldn't spend as long looking around as he wanted to. My dye test showed my right tube is clear, my left tube where the hydrosalpinx is did let some dye in and he could see it moving through but due to time constraint by the anaesthetist couldn't see if it came out the other end. I had scarring on my left ovary which he said he couldn't determine the cause of, and some adhesion between the left ovary and pelvic wall.
Today I feel still a bit shell shocked and also disappointed not to really have any answers. The pain of the air inside me is awful, made worse by a very sore chest from the CPR.
I've not read any similar stories on here but if anyone has had experience of the above before I'd be really grateful for you to share!