I hope everyone is as well as can be.
After what feels like an eternity of pain, I finally have a date for my diagnostic laparoscopy, next Tuesday 14th. Which I’m strangely excited about. Will be so great to finally have some answers and hopefully some “pain” chopped out of me. I’m also prepared for disappointment and misery though just incase I’m fobbed off again
What I would love to know is are there any tips you wish you had known when you went in? For instance I saw one lady had mentioned to take a pillow to put against the seatbelt for the journey home to stop any unecessary extra pain. I have a book as I expect there will be a lot of waiting involved.
Does general anaesthetic really make you sick? I normally have a very strong stomach, but the last couple of months my pain has reached a level where I do have daily nausea...I’m not looking forward to wretching or puking if I’m having a weak stomach moment..any tips to help with this would be great? I have heard of taking ginger as my Nan gave me some for my current nausea but in all honesty it made me feel more sick?
And also afterwards, how do they help you with pain relief? I’m currently prescribed co codamol 30/500mg. This is just for the suspected endo pain that puts me on my bum, around the right ovary area. I try not to take it too often because it turns me into mush. But will this be strong enough for after the procedure? Given that I can still feel my “ovary” (I think) throbbing through it, so it doesn’t exactly “kill the pain”. More just my brain cells so I care less that it’s hurting. 🤔
I will probably be here on Tuesday for some support when I’m out of hospital if that’s okay, I will have family around but it’s not quite the same as you guys who have been through the same. 😁