Your not a wimp and you know it really depends on the physician that did the surgery, I had this same procedure done 4 times yes 4 times!!!!!!!!!!!! The first time it took me 6 weeks and yes guess what? the doctor that told me I'd bounce back in one week was hmmm let's see A MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO doesn't know what it's like to get this surgery! That was the worst, god it felt like I'd never feel like me again, then when I got it done again (different physician) I bounced back in almost 2 weeks! I had the other 2 by him and bounced back within 2 1/2 weeks the other times and then eventually had to get a hysterectomy the endometriosis was just so bad. I use to work at an OB/GYN office as a medical assistant and one of our patients came in complaining after 2 weeks and the doctor (male of course) said to me I think she just wants more time out of work, I said excuse me???????? I've had this surgery and it doesn't take a week to get better and it depends on the surgeon, she's not faking..... he changed his tune and wrote her out of work for a few more weeks and she thanked me because she had heard our discussion... Your not a wimp! and your husband is understanding that's important if he thinks you should be better by now then tell him how would you know your not a woman hahahaha Good luck hope your soon feeling better!
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2/3/14 8:29 P
I really appreciate everyone's concern and advice. I really like the journal idea. I'll start that tonight :) Thank you all again!!!
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2/3/14 8:21 P
I too find that anaesthetics kick the crap out of me. I had something similar and was exactly on the same recovery road as you are now. Yet I did have my iron levels checked to be sure the weren't low. My feeling is you are recovering well and in accordance to how your body works. Keep a journal of your symptoms and by the 14 th day, go back to the doc if you don't feel like yourself!
Lots of fluids as well-- water
Take it easy
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2/3/14 3:37 P
I'm guessing you did have anesthesia? If so, that can really throw your system out of whack.
give yourself some time.
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3,293 2/3/14 12:30 P
I've had two laproscopic surgeries and honestly it took me six months to recover from each one. It took me a good six weeks to be very functional each time. I had LOTS of post-surgical pain. Laproscopic does not necessarily mean that it will be a walk in the park.
Ten days is too early to be worried. Do some gentle walking, rest and make sure that you are eating well. Things like chicken soup, yogurt and homemade pudding sounded good to me for a while.
I'd definitely get a check up. I had laparoscopic surgery to remove an ovarian cyst and I remember the first two days totally sucking and I stayed a week with my mom so she could help me with my then 6 month old. I'm pretty sure I was back to normal by the end of that time.
I was young, 23 and healthy and a healthy weight as well which may be factors in a faster recovery.
I agree you are not a wimp! You had a major procedure done. I do think if the pain remains as it is beyond the expected time frame, you may want to call your doctor.
2/2/14 11:15 P
I had laparoscopic surgery for my gall bladder removal. I had stereotactic biopsies and ultrasound guided biopsy of my breast. I had a DaVinci hysterectomy including removal of ovaries. I knew I had surgery, but recuperated quickly. I do have fatigue from breast surgery and lymph node removal.
First of all, you had general anesthetic, which can affect some people for months. Fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, and other things can be attributed to the anesthetic.
Secondly, having a procedure done laparoscopically minimizes the amount of healing required for the muscles and skin, but doesn't change all that is done internally. Especially with endometriosis, your surgeon would have been handling and working with the majority of your organs, and there surely was some cutting and scraping involved. Just because you can't see the damage and the healing doesn't mean that it isn't there.
Treat yourself gently, and listen to your body --- you'll know when it's time to push a bit harder and when it's time to rest more.
Hope you feel better soon!
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2/2/14 9:43 P
I haven't had this, but I DID have a breast lump removed a few years ago. I was told I would probably only need a couple weeks off work at most, but I ended up having 6 weeks off. I was SOOOOO fatigued at ANY exertion. Just remember, everybody reacts to different things, differently. Just ensure that you eat as healthily as you can, and keep in contact with your Dr and be sure to tell him/her how you are feeling.
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2/2/14 4:30 P
I recently had novasure and laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. I'm 10 days post op, I'm still tired and have some pain. If I'm laying flat I'm OK but all other positions aren't too comfortable. A couple days ago I went to the grocery store for the first time and cooked a bunch of food. Then I felt like I hit a wall! I was so tired I couldn't even keep my eyes open.
Am I a huge wimp??? My Dr said I should be back to normal in 1-2 weeks. My husband is supportive but I know he thinks I should be better by now. I'm hoping someone else has been through this and can share their experience. I'm really frustrated with myself.
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