Hi ladies, hope you are all as pain-free as possible. I'm having my first laparoscopy Wednesday morning and the nerves are staring to kick in. I had to have my second blood test today, ugh it was painful. Last one I had 2 weeks ago felt like a little scratch, but this time they couldn't find my veins so she had to use a bigger needle. I bruised last time and can already see a bruise forming. I can't remember why I was told to have the second test, I wish I'd written it down!
I think I'm a bit hormonal at the moment, spent a lot of time crying tonight. I don't know what I'm more concerned about - the general anaesthetic or the op itself. I remember how rubbish my mum felt after her shoulder op from the general a few years ago. It's a diagnostic lap but I've been told if they find small enough bits, they will excise them. If there's a bigger problem they will bring me round and I will have to go back in another time. I'm praying they just find smallish bits. I was diagnosed with adenomyosis from an MRI scan last year and had the Mirena put in. It's been 7 months and thereis no difference in the pain so far. I know it's natural to be nervous and so many of you have gone through the same thing.
I will be having a nice soak in the bath later - my mum found it funny that I was more concerned about people seeng my hairy legs than anything else :). My husband is off work to look after me until next Tuesday, then my mum will take over if I need her. I've bought peppermint tea in case I have the shoulder pain from gas and full fat cola which I will let go flat - sounds disgusting but if it helps, so be it. I keep telling myself that in a few days, I'll be back home and recovering.