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Feeling emotional 2 weeks post lap

Anyone else feel kinda down and feel like crying over anything after their surgery.

Last few days everything seems to be annoying me or I just feel like crying for no reason.

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Hi!

It’s totally normal, you’ve had surgery so you’re bound to feel emotional as you’re healing especially if you’re in pain

Hope the healing process gets better :)

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I’m not in pain or anything but last night I started crying because my bellybutton still looks weird from being stitched up and my doctor said it can take 6 months 😫 xxx

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I’m on week three on Wednesday and I cried looking at my scars because I’m going on holiday at the end of September. It’s a tough time so don’t beat yourself up about feeling rubbish 😊 xx

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Hi. I felt like this on day 3 post-op. I was watching TV, then I got really frustrated and emotional. It's like PMT emotions where you get irritated at nothing. I've read that is totally normal to go through this post-op because you've been put through a lot, both mentally and physically.

Take it easy, and maybe do something that you enjoy. Treat yourself 😊 I hope you feel better soon x

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Yeah I guess that’s true, I’m treating myself to new acrylics nails tomorrow haha xx

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Oooh nice! 💅 😄

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I’m two weeks post op. Experiencing lots of pain and very emotional, tearful and down too.. big hugs x

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I was so emotional after my lap! It lasted a few weeks from what I remember. I saw my belly button when I took the plaster off the day after my lap and I was so upset! If it helps at all I had my lap in June and my belly button has looked like a belly button for about three weeks now. It's not the same belly button but it's a nice belly button.

The lap would have been incredibly stressful for your body, you were asleep but your body underwent it all. This will be your body's reaction to the stress and anesthetic. It will take a while for everything to started feeling normal again. Also you have to factor in your diagnosis, this is something you had to fight for and you got it, that alone can make you feel quite emotional.

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Yeah, I’m trying to get back into my normal routine now but certain things make me exhausted which is adding to the feelings of being down and upset. It’s only been 2 weeks since my lap but feels like it was forever ago haha.

Yeah I can’t start any hormone treatment until my follow up in 9 weeks which worries me as it’s a while away xx

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Your doing a lot better than I was, I couldn't get back to my usual routine for a while. At two weeks I was still walking like an old lady! I was so slow, one of my friends who walks slow seemed like she was running next to me, I had to keep asking her to slow down. I couldn't put my foot down too hard or it sent ripples of pain through my stomach. Two weeks later, I was running circles around that friend again. Order restored! I was a little worried the universe would implode ;) .

Just remember not to overdo it in your desire to get everything back to normal, it will only make you feel worse. Take it slow and don't expect too much of yourself, it feels like recovery is taking forever and then before you know it you'll be fully recovered. Be kind to yourself!

Don't worry about the wait, it's out of your hands. It's not ideal if that's what you want but they probably want to wait and see what the gynaecologist wants to do. Your GP won't want to step on anyone's toes.

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I'm sorry that's happening to you lovely. The first week after mine I sobbed nearly every day. I went back to work yesterday and got so angry and stressed and felt worn out after only 4 hours.

Look after yourself, try and relax and let your body heal. Even though you can't see it, your body has been through a lot x x x

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Thank you, I’m getting my nails done today so that may make me feel a bit better xx

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Yes! I need mine doing too. Self care is the best way to start feeling a bit more human again x x

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