Monday, 2 May 2016

My personal story: The night before my First Laparoscopy



Whenever I'm unsure of anything; one of the first things I do is enter a question on Google in the hopes that reading other women's stories will put me at ease. I have my very first Laparoscopy tomorrow morning and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous; quite frankly, I'm freaking the f*ck out! A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure done to either diagnose endometriosis or treat its symptoms. For the past 7 years, I have been suffering from severe lower abdominal pain. This excruciating pain began in my final year of college and at that age I brushed it off; didn't take it seriously. As the years have gone by; the pain has become unbearable; not even pain killers or the medications I've been prescribed by the doctors alleviate the pain. It leaves me helpless; all I can do when it strikes is curl up in a ball; cry and wait it out. Sometimes, the episodes last 5 minutes and other times, it can last up to 3 hours. After being referred to a Gynaecologist, I was put down on an urgent list to have a Laparoscopy. Now, I don't tend to post my personal problems online but reading other girls' stories has really helped me come to terms with this and so I hope this post helps another. I will be doing another post, maybe a Youtube video too detailing all the details about my surgery very soon.
I am very much aware that I will be in pain after the surgery; recovery time differs from person to person and so I'm going to be spending a lot of time in my bed the next few weeks. I've just had dinner; probably my last meal until tomorrow afternoon as I'm not allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight. Might try and squeeze in a bit more food just so I don't feel too hungry and dehydrated tomorrow after my surgery. I'm really scared but that's okay; I believe everything will be okay!

Nokhuthula xo


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