I'm having my very first lap in a week. I've never had surgery in my life/never been put under. I had considered cancelling it as I've been so nervous and my work is starting to suffer with the anxiety, but today the old period hit! I woke up at 3am in so much pain I gipped and (apologies for the graphic) spent a fair few hours on the toilet bent so I could also hang my head over the sink (never had a baby, but from what I've heard - I was almost convinced I was having contractions). The rest of the day I have spent exhausted, in a horrible and sweaty amount of pain, nauseated and shaking with a stomach swollen up like a football - despite the tablets. It dawns on me that this is not normal, nor is the daily exhaustion, depression and pain when I aren't even on! So yeah, a diagnostic lap for endo is required... I'm supposed to be at work tomorrow. I promised my male employer the only time I'd have off for this is the week I booked for the lap, so here is my question... How do you feel after the lap? What is the pain like, compared to the monthlies? Do you swell, scar, throw up... Honesty please, I'm begging - no one I know has periods like this! Hope is nice, but preparation is key. I am currently clutching a hot water bottle to my stomach as if my life depends on it.
Thank you x