I'm really worried about what my upcoming period is going to be like (it was due yesterday but now late - I've heard this is normal). I had a laparoscopy exactly three weeks ago to remove a dermoid cyst from the ovary and, whilst he was there, he removed mild endo from the ligaments behind my uterus. (I didn't know I had endo for sure but I had always suspected it due to very painful periods my entire adult life - I'm 32 now).
Whilst the surgery went well (they kept the ovary) and I recovered pretty quickly, I've heard horror stories about passing clots, flooding, excruciating pain etc for the first couple of periods after it. What makes it worse is that I'm back at my crazy-busy job now and I have so many deadlines in the next week that I cannot easily take time off.
I suppose my question is, was your first period after a lap any different than your normal period, and were you able to 'carry on' with life during it? I've prepared as much I can (maxi pads, codeine in the work bag!) and I can cope with most things (even terrible pain) as long I'm not doing something close to a haemorrhage and unable to move for blood (I'm actually quite frightened of this happening to me - I don't usually get very heavy periods).
Sorry for the long post - I'm a bit of a worry-guts and any anecdotes / experience would be much appreciated
Thanks ladies x