I was due to return to work today following a lap 3 weeks ago, but I spent all night in agony with horrible cramps and hardly slept at all. Back to the Doctors this morning who told me that because I have my period now it is causing post op inflammation due to all the "rummaging about" they do looking for endo during the op. She has signed me off for another week and given me strong pain killers. I am dreading telling work. Is 4 weeks off for a lap normal? it sounds way longer than I had hoped or wanted and so worried about all the work I have building up in my absence! On top of that I am feeling incredibly sore and tired.