Im having my first Lap in a few weeks and the closer it gets the more nervous im getting.
PRE OP: Im not so worried about this only if they need to take any blood as I've never had blood taken before, but im fine with needles and blood.
DAY OF OP: What should I take in with me to hospital ?
I know I could be waiting hours from arrival till I go down into theatre because of the waiting lists and if any emergencies go in.
How long would it be till I wake up (what if I wake up during the operation)
How long before I go home? What would the chances of me having to stay in over night?
PAINS: Everywhere I look is saying Peppermint tea is good for the gas pains? does it actually work ? Can other flavoured teas help like Green Tea or just Normal Tea ?
POST OP: What is the recovery time like ? How long for the wounds the heal ?
Few more questions:
Can I drink fizzy drinks after the operation or do I have to wait if so how long ?
Does it hurt when they put the tub in the hand ? (im fine with needles just want to prepare myself)
Sorry for all the questions its my first time and just looking for some advice.