I have had 2 laps and open surgery before but I really cant remember recovery as for all of them there were complications and I spent quite a bit of time in hospital after in a morphine haze
I had a lap 2 days ago. They did quite a bit and I stayed overnight due to nausea and trouble peeing.
Home now and dont feel well. Pain is improving. But the nausea is unrelenting. I never throw up but spend a lot of time on the verge. It is constant. I stopped all painkillers last night in case they were the cause. I cant eat or drink much and have lost nearly two kilos.
I have today started feeling achy and gross like I have a temp, but it is only 37.6 My discharge sheet says to call at 38.
I also have some chest type pain when walking...but I am guessing that is the gas?
Are these normal recovery symptoms after lap? As I said before, I dont tend to react well to surgery and have always had complications and ended back in hospital. Im not sure what 'normal' is!