lap & dye 6 days before xmas!! ???

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  1. x lala x

    x lala x Active Member

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    Hello ladies, basically I'm havin a laparoscopy and dye on 19th december! I can change it if I want but thought I'd be aswell gettin it done sooner than later as ive been ttc for 3 years,what i want to know for those who've had one,is am I going to be able to manage xmas day lol? Thanks in advance. BABY DUST TO YOU ALL x x
     
  2. phoenixrose

    phoenixrose LTTTC #1

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    I think that depends on what you mean by "manage". If you have to cook a dinner and play host, you may not feel up for all that. But if you just have to get ready, look pretty, and just show up, then I think you should go ahead and do it. It always depends on what they do when they get in there, but by a week later I was almost perfectly fine, I just didn't want to lift anything too heavy or BD for about 2 weeks. For me they just unkinked a tube and cleared some mild endometriosis. I never even took painkillers and the first day was the only bad day, and the pain in the shoulder from the gas they inflate you with is annoying for about 3 days. I had mine a Monday morning and was back to work (cautiously) on Wednesday afternoon. I hope that helps.
     
  3. cooch

    cooch Mummy to one gorgeous boy

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    6 days before Christmas you should be fine. I had 13 days off after my lap,however if I'd had a desk job I could have been back to work after one week! The majority of the pain went after 3 days, its just a case of resting, taking it easy and not doing exercise. Its probably a good time to get it done as its holiday time. I was however, very emotional after it.
     
  4. scerena

    scerena Cautiously Expecting #1

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    Hun mine is on the 13th December I am so scared are you?x
     
  5. kristen16

    kristen16 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that if you are hosting Christmas then you may want to see if someone else can be available to do so if your not feeling well. It took a good 2 weeks for me to feel normal again after mine. I would tire easily and get bad cramps if I tried to do too much to quick.

    Hope it goes well for you!
     
  6. x lala x

    x lala x Active Member

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    Thanks girls,I'm goin to my sisters for dinner so just need to get ready and show up but my partners son aged 10 will be with us all day so I'm hoping i have some energy for him! And yes scerena im terrified I don't wake up lol x
     
  7. scerena

    scerena Cautiously Expecting #1

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    Same! And the aches and pains! I will def keep in contact with you! We can be laparoscopy buddies :haha: x
     
  8. Lizzy444

    Lizzy444 Well-Known Member

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    My lap is scheduled for next Wednesday, Nov. 30, and I'm scared! I've heard people say it's not too bad...and then others say it's really bad. Guess it just depends on the person; I pray it's easy for all of us!

    For those who have already had a lap....

    I assist a teacher in a classroom with young children. I'm up and down a lot...on the floor reading books, sitting in those small chairs, etc. How long do you think it'll be before I can comfortably do that? Am I naive to think I can return to work (with mild discomfort) 5 days after my lap (Monday after a Wednesday surgery)?

    I should add that I only work about 3.5 hours each day...so not full days!
     
  9. phoenixrose

    phoenixrose LTTTC #1

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    Lizzy444, I don't think your crazy at all but you may have to play it by ear cause you never know the extent of what they're going to do once they're there. Like I mentioned before, I went. Ack to work two days later...and what a coincidence...I work with kids too. The only difference is that I'm a pediatric home health Occupational Therapist, so I only work with one at a time, and I purposefully only saw the kids I knew to be calmer, and I couldn't lift anyone. I say see how it goes but your not crazy.
     
  10. scerena

    scerena Cautiously Expecting #1

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    Good luck lizzy- it is scary isn't it! Please let me know how you get on- did they tell you what they're going to do? I know I'm
    Having ovarian drilling and they're going to look at my tubes and put dye through them as on my hsg one of my tubes was either spasming or blocked and they're going to look at my womb and the lining- but I will find out more at my appointment before the op x
     
  11. cooch

    cooch Mummy to one gorgeous boy

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    I'm a teacher and made sure I had full 2 weeks off. I was teaching PE the day I started back and although it was the kids running about, I woke in the middle of the night with pains in my stomach.

    I had mine the Wed and was just getting over the pain the following Monday. But i was utterly exhausted and very very emotional. I really really advise you to think again about going back the following Mon. Children are exhausting x
     
  12. x lala x

    x lala x Active Member

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    Yeh deffinately! Wot hosp u attendin?
     
  13. scerena

    scerena Cautiously Expecting #1

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    I've pm'd you x
     
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    It took a good 2 weeks for me to feel normal again after mine.
     
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    Just wanted to stop in and say good luck with all your procedures ladies!!!!
     
  16. Lizzy444

    Lizzy444 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Cooch! I guess I'll probably just have to ask for more time off. Thankfully, they're being understanding :)

    To you and others who have had laps - it took you two weeks to recover....did they do a lot while they were in there? Or do you think it takes two weeks just because of the incisions 'n stuff? As of now, mine is "just" diagnostic. I wonder how much what they do effects the recovery time.
     
  17. phoenixrose

    phoenixrose LTTTC #1

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    Even though I went back to work after just a few days I just didn't feel 100% normal until 2 weeks. It's not like I was in bed for two weeks. But I would fatigue easily and just tried to take it easy. My lap was aboriginally just diagnostic as well, then they found mild endo and a slighky adhered tube.
     
  18. cooch

    cooch Mummy to one gorgeous boy

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    I specifically asked that if they found endo they get rid of it- O don't see the point in going thru the op again!!!

    TBH after a week you could go back to a desk job., well I could have. 2 weeks- I felt was bang on, I even cried when I went to the docs to get my sick line for the second week. So there was no way I could have managed work, I was pretty tired although the pain ahd gone.
     
  19. Katfink

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    Hiya

    I'm very new to this. Not new to TTC though - 19 months and counting!

    I'm at home recovering after my lap and dye on 18th November (now 23rd). I'm a nurse so my job also involves running around and I've booked 2 weeks off. I think if I had a desk job I'd be going back next week.

    I was terrified before mine. I know nothing I say will stop you worrying but for me the worrying was far far worse than the actual op. A bit of discomfort, yes but not in any way scary.

    Lots of luck!
     
  20. x lala x

    x lala x Active Member

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    Thank you,
    How are you feeling? Did they find anything or did you get the all clear.hope your recovering well lots of baby dust x
     

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