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Had laparoscopy 3.5 weeks ago... when am I going to feel better?

(6 Posts)
InvaderZim Wed 17-Dec-14 17:18:52

Just that, I had laparoscopy to remove ovarian cysts 3.5 weeks ago, 4 incisions. They also rummaged around to look for endo but there was nothing worth removing.

I've been slowly getting better, but I keep having relapses of fatigue. Like yesterday I made the mistake of lifting my 17kg DC into a shopping trolley and my scars burned for the rest of the day. sad

And today I'm exhausted, probably because I overdid it yesterday.

I'm tired of being unwell! When am I going to feel normal again? When can I lift my kid again??

Littlefish Wed 17-Dec-14 22:42:03

I didn't have a child to lift at the time, but I had a grapefruit size cyst, ovary and Fallopian tube removed with keyhole surgery. It took a good 4 weeks before I stopped feeling exhausted, and 5 weeks before I was ready to go back to work (teacher).

InvaderZim Thu 18-Dec-14 09:59:38

I was starting to feel like a bit of a freak because after I got no responses yesterday, I did some research and most people said they were all better after 2 weeks! I used to be a TA and yeah, there's no way I could've had the energy for that at this stage. smile

Purplevicki Thu 18-Dec-14 10:19:06

I had my gallbladder removed on 20th August 2013 and was back at work the 2nd week in October. I felt totally wiped out and lacked interest in most things. When I went back to work, I went back on reduced hours which helped slightly. I work in education.

Hope you feel better soon!

mawinter Fri 19-Dec-14 09:17:54

I think the all better aspect that is mentioned by most is the "oh §%& I have been kicked in the abdomen" feeling. That goes away often pretty quickly 1-2 weeks. The tiredness on the other hand can last for weeks!

InvaderZim Fri 19-Dec-14 10:54:25

Thanks everyone. Still feeling sore because of picking up my kid but getting lots of enforced rest and film watching because she's ill today!

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