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Old 04-13-2006, 06:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy Very Nervous HAving lap done in two weeks!!

I am having a lap done in 2 weeks ....Im very nervous cause i have never had any surgery before.....I just need to know if any one had this done before...is there a lot of pain after? how long did it take to feel better? Im nervous about the procedure but i am also scared of the recovery.

 
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Re: Very Nervous HAving lap done in two weeks!!

A lap is real easy. You will be under anastesia. When you wake up you of coarse will be real groggy.
The most complaint I had was the gas afterwards. You feel pain shootting to your sholder. This could las a couple of days and is normal. I was tired after the surgery. It took me I would say 1 1/2 weeks to totaly recoop from it. I also had a D&C along with the Lap.
Try to drink peppermint tea, this might help with the gas.
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Re: Very Nervous HAving lap done in two weeks!!

Im having a cyst removed.....could be an endometrioma

 
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Re: Very Nervous HAving lap done in two weeks!!

djl is right...the shoulder pain is a little more bothersome than the incision pain. They pump you with air (like a balloon) to get a better view with the camera and the shoulder pain is from the air (gas) trying to escape. I recommend using a heating pad and be sure to take your pain medicine before your pain gets too bad. I felt pretty good after a week...still a little sore and tired, but nothing I couldn't handle.

 
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Re: Very Nervous HAving lap done in two weeks!!

I had a LAP done 3 months ago. The surgery itself was easier than I
ever imagined. Minor shoulder soreness, alittle gas but other than
that no problem. I have other things, post-hysterectomy issues but
I think they are more specific to me. I had lost 30
pounds (got down to 95 pounds) before surgery, so I was very
weak going into the surgery. Even with that it was all no
problem. I just expected to bounce right back after a week and I
found that I was tired for awhile. Although my doctor told me nothing so I
didn't know what to expect. The surgery itself is very easy and the
recovery 'typically' is minimal. Nothing to worry about!

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Old 04-14-2006, 08:07 AM   #6
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Re: Very Nervous HAving lap done in two weeks!!

Get some Gas-x or something along those lines to take to help with the gas pain. Don't over-do it, even if you feel okay. Also, bring something to suck on, like a peppermint, etc for after the surgery because sometimes you'll get sick to your tummy. Also, bring a pillow for the car ride home to hold against your tummy in case there are any bumps on the road. I did all of this and it helped!

 
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