Hi, everyone. Positive post here. I had my first lap on Monday and I wanted to write this for anyone who is scared of having theirs done. In the days leading up to my lap, I was so sick with nerves, and I just wanted it all over with. I'm proud that I have done it, and I have a positive experience.
The patients on the ward had people staying with them, so my mum and dad stayed with me the whole time. At my pre-op, I had told the nurse how anxious I was, so she said she will try and make sure I'm first on the list. If you're anxious, tell them, because I ended up being first, which was much more preferable than having to wait around for ages. Nurses, doctors, the surgeon, and the anaesthetist spoke to me and were all really nice and caring. They understand that people are going to be scared.
I was terrified of being put to sleep, but it was interesting to experience. My blood pressure was high, so I was given a pre-med. The pre-med basically made me feel drunk, which I think was good haha. I don't even remember being given the actual anaesthetic because I was totally out of it after the pre-med 😅 Then what seemed like time travel, I woke up in the recovery room, still feeling drunk. A nurse was monitoring me and spoke to me when I woke up. The drunk feeling passed after a few minutes. Everything was just really relaxed. I was taken back onto my ward and was well looked after.
I know that it's so scary, especially when it's your first time, but it honestly wasn't bad, and I'm the biggest wimp ever. Everyone was really nice and they all reassured me.
If anyone has any questions, or just wants to talk about it, feel free to talk to me ☺️ And thank you so much to everyone who has supported me and shared their endo journeys with me.