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Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy next week - any advice/tips?

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Bunnygirlie Fri 04-Oct-13 18:17:07

Very nervous, would appreciate any advice or stories.


Leopardspots Fri 04-Oct-13 20:45:25

Hi. I had a lap and dye with ovarian drilling last Thursday and am recovering well. Any questions just ask away!

I was very nervous about the general anaesthetic but it wasn't as bad as I'd imagined, my op lasted just over an hour. I was a bit out of it for a day or so but only needed help standing up from sitting/lying. I'm still off work but feeling ok. My dissolvable stiches are starting to dissolve (annoyingly itchy/pulling sensation) and just a stitch like pain now but could be my ovaries.

It is honestly not as bad as you imagine, and I'm a born worrier with a low pain threshold who has panic attacks when my blood pressure is taken! grin

Bunnygirlie Sat 05-Oct-13 09:40:49

Oooh what is ovarian drilling for? Sounds like something on a building site!

Never had a general so very scared! I also wear specs so worried how blind I will be when they take them off me!

Leopardspots Sat 05-Oct-13 10:00:30

Ha, its real name is ovarian diathermy and was done because I have pcos. Does sound a bit scary though doesn't it.

Can't help with the glasses part but honestly it all happens so quick you'll be fine. Lying on the bed in the anesthetic room they put the cannula in (just a scratch) then an anti-sickness drug which made me feel drunk (a weird sensation but nothing too bad), and then I remember the anaesthetists saying they were going to add the anesthetic and me worrying about whether to close my eyes or keep them open so they knew when I was asleep hmm and then the next thing I woke up in recovery all done.

You will be fine. The worst thing I'm finding is my stiches that are starting to come out but are really freaking me out - and I'm a biology teacher!

Mindfulmumatobe Sat 05-Oct-13 10:26:12

I had one in the summer and wrote a blog on how to prepare and what to pack:

mine was not as bad as I thought it would be. Good luck xxxx

Leopardspots Sat 05-Oct-13 10:34:41

Brilliant blog mindful, wish I'd seen it before my op (yes yes about the chlorinated water, it was horrible!)

Only thing I would add is to take a dressing gown as I walked down to theatre.

Good luck smile

Bunnygirlie Sat 05-Oct-13 13:44:22

Thanks ladies, will check out the blog too!

I have PCO but they haven't mentioned drilling shock possible endo too!

Leopardspots Sat 05-Oct-13 13:55:46

I don't think they do it that often now, it was my diabetes consultant that recommended I have it done and contacted my fertility consultant. Hopefully it well help after 3 years of ttc!

Positive thoughts, I was thinking the worst (thought I might also have endo) but turned out better than I thought. Apparently a high % get their bfp after a lap so fingers crossed smile

fatmumjane Sat 05-Oct-13 14:27:59

I've had one! Drugs mean no pain, recovery was 1 month (I was 34) and the real bargain - no more rubbish periods, hooray!! Best thing ever grin

Bunnygirlie Sun 06-Oct-13 09:20:29

Yay smile

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