I'm having a Laparoscopy done on the 28th of next month.
I'm starting to panic a bit now so I'm looking for some advise, stories and maybe a few answers
A little about the Surgery.
I have suspected Endo and I do have ovarian cysts that will be removed.
I had a colposcopy done 6 weeks ago which came back positive for pre cervical cancer cells which will be removed during the Op, I also had 2 benign growths on my cervix that will also be removed during the Laparoscopy.
Also having the Mirena fitted.
I'm going through the Public System with a Private Gynecologist.
I do have 2 more appointments with my Gyne before the surgery to go through everything so I will ask these questions, but just wanted to get a feel about it all from other women who have had a Lap too.
A few questions I have are...
•How long will I be knocked around from it? I'm taking 2 weeks off work (suggested by Gyne) but not sure if this is to much or to little?
• It's Day surgery, I'm afraid of being back at home that night in a lot of pain.
I did have a C-Section with my daughter and was home 2 days later and the pain was ok.
Just not sure if it's a similar pain or not.
• will I be bleeding badly after the Op?
I know with the Mirena my periods are going to be a total mess for a long time, I haven't been on birth control for many years so I know my body will most likely react badly but I'm willing to stick it out for as long as possible to reap the "Possible" advantages.
• I have lost 45+ kgs.
I exercise daily now, and do boxing twice a week.
Roughly how long will I be waiting to get back into my exercise routine after the Lap?
(I know it's best to ask my gyne this, just thought I might try my luck on here too)
I'm petrified about putting on weight whilst recovering.
It's making me loose sleep.
Might sound extreme but after all this weight loss and hard work I don't want to go backwards.
I'm also very worried about the Mirena and weight gain.
I have made that very clear to my Gyne and we have come to the agreement that if I'm putting on unexplainable weight I want the thing out ASAP.
I have given my self a 10kgs limit with the Mirena.. Any more than that and it's coming out!
I won't count weight gain whilst I'm recovering as my exercise routine will be out the window for awhile.
• How long should Dh take off work?
Dd can be a handful at the best of times, Dh has 8 weeks carers leave up his sleeve and 5 weeks holidays owning, and 70+ hours of overtime paid as time in Lou.
So we are lucky to have the flexibility for him to take as much time as he/I wants/needs.
• we don't have someone or any family willing to baby sit on the day of my Lap. My mum has said she can come down and visit for a few days so I'm not alone on the day of the Lap but I don't want to put her out of her way or anything..
Will I be fine to just be at the hospital by myself? Or will I be wanting someone there with me?
I know this is a lot of questions and most are silly for a small key hole procedure.
But I have no idea what to expect..
I have only ever had the C-section which was an emergency so there was no time to think of these things..
I'm extremely nervous.
Thanks in Advance for any advise that's given.