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Home after my lap


Hey guys,

I'm home now recovering after I had my laparoscopy this morning at 10am. It seems to have gone well, the anaesthetic happened so fast and then I was waking up with the dressing on my stomach.

My belly button cut is hurting a lot now and has extra padding on it cos it was bleeding but it's fine apparently. My other incision I keep forgetting about because I can't even feel it.

I've got quite bad gas pain in my shoulder but peppermint water is helping as is a v shaped pillow I'm used to sleeping with anyways.

I've currently got no internal pain which I'm happy about.

My gynae was too busy to see me after surgery so I have to email him tonight then call him on Thursday to see if he can send me my notes and tell me what was actually found and if I do have endo as we have thought.

I'm not tired at all but just relaxing in bed now.

Overall, I think my experience has been great compared to some stories on here.

If anyone wants to talk to me about it, feel free to comment or message me xx

11 Replies

Glad to hear it went well for you. Rest up today as tomorrow you'll more likely feel like a truck hit you x

Thank you x

Hey! Great to hear you're doing well, make the most of recovery I done too much 2/3 days after lap learn from me and make the most of resting and building energy levels. Any questions messege me!:) xx

Thanks :) I'll let you know if I have questions!

Only thing right now is did they tell you what they found soon after and have you been given a follow up date? Xx

Good!;) and they told me right after the op the surgeon was no where to be seen but a nurse told me all i know it its on my left side didnt say how much thats all i kmow so i find out more in the post op and my post op is 11th of June :) xx

Oh that's awesome!

I have to wait for my results as i dont even know if endo was found because my doctor was too busy to come around so I've emailed him and I have to call him Thursday to get more info. I've been told he'll see me for a follow up in 3 months which would make it June too so I'm guessing I've got 3ndo similarly to you :) xx

Yes i see. Do you know how long you was having an op for i was under for about 2 hours and the acrual op was 40 minutes my post med head heard😂 sometimes the time might indicate something hopefully you hear somethung by email/phone

I went under at just after 10ish (texted my boyfriend just before I left to have the anaesthetic to speak to him after it was done at 10.03) and then came around to have a drink of water at about 12.20? Not sure how long i had my op for or if that indicates anything tho as no one had any information as the doctor hadn't written any notes xx

Aw wow very simular to me i went under around ten to ten and wokw uo quarter to 12. Hope youre feeling ok! Keep us updated!😊

Glad it all went well for you. Like everyone else is saying rest up - my first lap went great and I was back to work after a couple of days but my most recent one was much more draining and it took me a few weeks to feel normal again. Listen to what your body tells you ❤️

Thank you :) ❤ I'm definitely gonna take it slow and not try and overdo it x

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