Hi thinking of getting my tubes tied as dh not fancying getting the snip as he's quite a bit younger than me. Heard they do it by keyhole but no idea how major that is. How long does it take to recover? Any experiences welcome.
You are in & out same day, but get signed off for a week as had a General Anaesthetic. Your shoulders ache! (gas). I felt terrible day one (but others were fine) and groggy day 2, then fine - just a little tender around the stitches. (You have 2 stitches, 1 in tummy button & the other in the bikini line).
I've had it done & had no problems (or children!) after it. Was out the same day but very sore due to gas all over abdomen - and shoulders strangely. Just took strong painkillers for a couple of days & rested. Back to normal in less than a week. I wanted to have it done rather than ex-h as I wanted to take control of my fertility & definitely didn't want any more children. I'd recommend it.
Same as the others. Yes it is keyhole, but it is a serious op. Had mine done a few months ago. They go through your tummy button, which looks quite distorted, but bounches back to normality quickly. And a wound, in hairline, that heals quickly. But the overall feeling, is sore. not pain as such just discomfort. for atleast a week. I have had 2 c-sections and I would describe the recovery as the same. After a week and a half I was just fine - same as cs. Glad I've had it done though.