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    Default Laparoscopy & time off work

    Hi

    I'm booked in for a laparoscopy next month and my specialist said that I might need anything from 3 days to a week off work. I'm lucky because its on a Thursday so atleast I'll have the weekend but I was just wondering if anyone here could tell me how long they took. I know it probably depends on if its endo and how severe it is.

    Also my other question is what did you tell work? I have a small enough office and even though I'm quite good friends with people here, I'm very private and I haven't even told many people that me and my husband are even trying for a baby. I just don't really want anyone to know.

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    Hi there. Good luck on your surgery, I hope it reaps good results.
    I had a really fast recovery. I was fully functional after a couple days, but did take it easy for a couple weeks. I played soccer the weekend after though so that says something I think haha.
    I told work I was having "investigative abdominal surgery" which could mean anything and brings some good sympathy

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    Oh, my worst pain came from the shoulder pain from gas release rather than the actual incisions.

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    I have had 2

    first one I had massive pain - but it was fine within a few days.

    2nd Lap I only had day surgery and went to work the next day. I was fine.

    If you are booked in for Thursday, then have Thursday Friday off and you will be fine by Monday.

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    I always need at least a week

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    I've had a couple. Either done on a Thursday or Friday and I was fine to go to work on Monday.
    Don't tell work anything specific. You need to take a day or two (be specific) for medical reasons and you'll provide a certificate.

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    I had done Monday and was just ok by following Monday but barely still v slow and tired....

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    It took me a week to feel better emotionally as well as physically. I couldn't dress myself initially and found everything difficult. Spent a few days crying, felt very emotional. Hopefully by the Monday you will be fine.

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    Good luck!

    I actually pulled up pretty well from my laparoscopy / hysteroscopy. Took it easy for a couple days, but I recall more pain from the IV bruise in my hand (damn anaesthesiologist) than the surgery.

    The egg retrieval for IVF was 1000x worse for me. I was laid up for days.

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    Thanks everyone, it seems to vary abit for people so I'll just tell them I need a few days off and hopefully with the weekend I might be fine. Some people are a bit nosy at my work and I guess I'm just very private and probably a bit sensitive about the whole thing. I'm looking forward to having this done though (obviously not to the pain) but it just feels like atleast a step in the right direction and hopefully we'll get some answers.


    Thanks so much for your replies xx
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