It's nearly a year since I had my first laparoscopy to check for endometriosis and so as you can imagine, I'm a bit late uploading this video. I remember how I nervous I was the night before and how glad I was when it was over. You can read my night before post here and my 3 weeks post laparoscopy surgery post here. So sit back, relax and have a listen to my story featuring some gross belly pics. If you're squeamish, apologies.
LAPAROSCOPY SURGERY TIPS:
You can't eat after midnight the day before your surgery.
Pack a bag with all your essentials the night before to save you some time.
It's always better to arrive half an hour before your scheduled time.
Wear loose clothing to your surgery because I promise you, you'll rip off anything tight afterwards.
They access your pain after the surgery on a scale of 1 to 10 during your time in recovery. Be honest.
You will be prescribed medication to help with pain; take it as instructed.
You can eat normally after surgery.
Your belly will be bloated for several days after the surgery. This is normal so don't worry too much.
Your throat will be sore for about two days because of the trach tube.
You won't be able to move properly the first 48 to 72 hours because of the pain. Standing up and sitting up is a very big challenge.
Sexual activity; I could not think of anything worse. My sex drive has dropped due to the pain so I don't see anything like that happening for a good few weeks. Full recovery first.
I'm Nokhuthula, a pocket-sized health enthusiast and avid reader who suffers from IBS-A. I enjoy green tea, cook chicken a lot, wear too many hats & love turtlenecks and quirky collars. Here I document recipes; some healthy, some naughty and others gluten free; I help raise awareness of IBS; restaurant reviews; film reviews; travel and the occasional personal style. If you Cook it, Snap it.