Well I had my LAP last Thursday. It was a lot more miserable than I expected. The last one I had I was in shock from blood loss so I think I forgot a lot more of it than I was aware of. Thankfully, my RE is awesome and did his part great and now it's just a matter of trying to heal and take care of a 6 month old baby getting ready to crawl (not as easy as I was hoping).
Thursday morning I went in for surgery. Took 4 tries for the IV no matter how hydrated I was. This always happen but it gets SO old! I went in to surgery having no idea how long I'd be in there because we didn't know what we would find, but I guess I was only under for 30 minutes or so which is good. I woke up with the tube still in my throat. I started gagging and they took it out. Not really sure what happened there but that sucked. I'm still coughing from irritation from that. I also woke up in a lot of pain which I didn't expect. I don't remember having much pain before, just being sore, but I really hurt.
Turns out that I have Stage 1 Endo. I was actually happy with that because I was really worried it would be stage 3 or 4, and I just wasn't sure what to expect. It was all around and on top of my left ovary which explains the constant pain I have there. I wonder if it effects O time? I O on my own sometimes and sometimes I don't. I O'd last month but it was on the right. That'll be something to ask the doc when I get to see him. After removing the Endo he did an HSG to check my tubes...they were both blocked with Endo. No big shock now why I didn't get pregnant the last 3 cycles we tried. I'm probably lucky I ever got pregnant at all. He said he cleared my tubes and that my fertility now should be very good.
After the surgery I threw up for 12 hours (great fun!) and bled from two of my incisions enough that the nurse kept coming into to squeeze them sort of to get the blood out. If I wasn't already throwing up that probably would have done it. We stayed with my mom over the long weekend so I wouldn't have to do anything and we could have help with the baby. That was a huge help! We just came home today and I'm a little worried because I still can't pick up the baby! It says on my sheet from the hospital to resume normal activity in 48 hours which was two days ago but my body is telling me not to pick up my 15lb daughter.
She also managed to kick me right in the belly button incision today with her big toe. That almost made me throw up. It was awful! Overall I think I'm healing well. Steri strips fell off in the shower last night and incisions look good. Still having a little bit of bleeding from time to time, but called the answering service and they said it was normal.
So now...TTC. As soon as I'm all healed up, the doc wants us to be TTC again. He says these next few months are our best chance and I'm terrified. I'm excited too I think but also completely terrified. I don't know if I'll need to do fertility drugs again or what. I have an appt in about 2 weeks with the RE and should be getting AF around that time also so we'll be ready to go I guess.
Sorry this was so long. I haven't really been able to vent all of this to anyone who could possibly get it. I get excited and think about how great it would be, and also to start out TTC again knowing that everything is okay. Then I remember what I went through when I m/c and I'm terrified. In fact the night before the surgery I had a complete meltdown and cried so hard I couldn't breathe. I didn't expect the surgery to bring up a lot of the m/c memories but it did. It was almost exactly a year later and I think that's where it came from but it took be by surprise.
So right now I'm glad it's over and the plan is to look to the future and try to enjoy knowing that, at the very least, I'm healthier and will be in less pain and that they got to it early.
Sorry that you've been having some trouble after the surgery, but I hope that you heal up quickly! Sounds like things are heading in the right direction for you, wishing you all the best!
Jessica (26) - TTC Plans on hold while DH finishes chemo
Losses 13.09.12 & 10.04.13
Hey Leah, I couldn't log in to reply to the till tonight. I'm glad the surgery went well and they were able to get you cleaned out. Sorry the recovery was difficult. Mine was a couple of days after yours and I've been pretty miserable too. I've had quite a bit of blood loss so am forever light-headed at the moment. Mine isn't really painful though and I won't know much until my post op check in July. I do know they removed a band of adhesions but that's it.
Hey sweetie! Goodness I'll be glad when this whole surgery is behind us both. Well, I guess it is already but it doesn't feel like it yet. Lol. I feel much much better as far as the incisions go and I didn't bleed that bad thankfully but I have the worst PMS I have EVER had! I told my mom today I was pretty sure I could cheerfully beat the crap out of someone if they made me mad enough. Finally broke down and took Midol. I feel slightly better but now I've got cramps. I hate it, but I think it might be a good sign. It's more like the PMS I had years ago before all of this started and I think I O'd again on my own so that's good news too I suppose. I go back to the doc tomorrow for my post op and should be given a prescription to start Femara again. I guess we'll see. I'll update and let you know how it goes. I hope you get to feeling better soon and that you get good news at your post op!