Had my Pre assessment today for laparotomy.
First stop- the nurse, bloods taken, BP, measured for ted stockings, medical history, height & weight. Then seen a jnr doctor asking what medications & to check heart & lungs. Seen Consultant discussed the op and gave my consent 😮
Seen anesthetist who explained his plan I'm having a spinal & getting put under due to the laparotomy, cystoscopy & endometriosis removal. I've been given a prep drink to take prior to surgery which I think is a good idea as it maintains your glucose levels when fasting(Photo attached)
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how long the recovery is? I've had to re-schedule my holiday from 4 weeks to 7 weeks post surgery and hope I'll be feeling ok to fly.
I'm an RMN and was wondering how long it will take to get back to working full duties I.e moving & handling etc.