Hi! A little update, my lap yesterday went much easier than I thought it would. I was made to feel very comfortable, it was the waiting around that was bothering me. I spoke with the consultant and she told me what will happen and the birders then took my obs and gave me a very pretty outfit and stockings to put on! (Not) I had a private room with a bathroom and tv and myself and my boyfriend were very impressed with the care. Before I was taken down to theatre the anesthesia man came to see me and introduced himself, I explained that I was quite scared and he made me feel at ease and told me it won't hurt, he gave me paracetamol and ibuprofen. When I was taken down to theaters I again was looked after and I told them I was scared of the anesthetic and they put me at ease and kept talking to me he told me to think of something nice and last thing I remember was looking at the clock and seeing it was 2pm and then a nurse woke me up afterwards and it was 3pm it was very strange! I was very uncomfortable after and in pain so was given morphine and rested in bed, I had 2 incisions one on my belly button and one just above my pelvic bone.. My consultant told me she had found endometriosis on my pelvic wall and had treated it. I was still away with the fairies when I spoke to her so will have to wait for the follow up to find out more. I had to have a wee and eat something before coming home and I felt quite sick and had hot flushes but that soon passed. I was prescribed codeine and told to take paracetamol and ibuprofen. I also used heat pads on my shoulders as the gas pain is really bad and drank peppermint tea.
I had quite an unsettled sleep last night due to pain and not being able to get comfy and kept crying randomly but I think that's normal.
Overall the procedure wasn't as bad as I thought and I was made to feel very comfortable, it's just the pains afterwards I am struggling with.
You will be completely fine! it is very daunting but once it's over you will think how easy it was.
All my best to anyone who is nervous just like I was! I would definitely recommend stocking up on heat pads and peppermint tea as they help ease the gas pains in the shoulders. Apart from that plenty of rest and listen to your body!