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It was a breeze to go in but when I woke up after the general anesthesia, it was horrible. I threw up all of my insides, I still am nauseated. I've been home since 5pm yesterday but have not really been able to get up from bed. The Carbon Dioxide gas that they put into me so that my belly inflated and they wouldn't touch any organs has stayed trapped in my chest area. It hurts but not as much. At first I couldn't really pee after my surgery, it stung me because of the catherer they insert. Right now, I'm still nauseated, still light headed so excuse me if it doesn't make sense, I'm still not eating too much solid food since I can't keep it down, my incisions still hurt, I could only sleep belly up (which is horrible cuz I only sleep on my sides or belly down, I cannot laugh, cannot cough (which is the worst because the anesthesia stays in the lungs) so is better to cough it out so that you don't get pulmonary embolism), my neck is killing me and I'm getting constant headaches.
This experience has been horrible but I'm just thankful God permitted everything to be allright during the surgery. Well ladies, I have a post op appointment to find out how everything went.
No, I haven't had it done, but I had always heard that it was supposed to be an easier recovery than "traditional" surgery? This sounds alot like my c/s recovery, so it's kind of concerning that you'd be in that much pain!
I'm not a medical expert or anything (Or even a medical amateur!) but if you're still feeling this poorly (or heaven forbid, worse) in the morning, I'd definitely call the nurse and ask if there's anything you can do, or if you should be concerned at all.
I have had it done and had a very easy recovery. The first day I was very uncomfortable and had to take pain pills and could only get up to go potty but by day 2 I felt better even had my 2 year old son playing with me just had to watch my stitches. I would suggest if you still feel really poorly tomorrow to call your dr or go to the er.
I've had 3 laps done, and my number one suggestion is to get up and move as much as possible. It is the only way to get the CO2 out of your body, and once the gas is gone, you will be feeling much better. Also, call you doctor to get some anti-nausea meds. This is pretty standard to just give them, so it should be no problem. And just because your follow up appointment isn't for a while doesn't mean anything, it could just mean they need to get some stuff back from the lab before making a diagnosis (I'm not saying it'd be anything serious, just that they need it before confirming a diagnosis).
Eeeek sounds like a difficult go around. Anesthesia typically stays in your system 24+ hours and could be contributing to your nausea, and it could also be the pain meds. Make sure you eat something before you take them, as difficult as it may be or they could be making you feel queasy. Getting up and moving around as much as you can will help expel that gas in your abdomen. Also, use a pillow to splint your abdomen to laugh or cough, it makes it a little better. Typically, follow up appointments aren't until a week or two following your procedure. Hope this helps! I'm a pre-op/post-op nurse and take care of tons and tons of exploratory laps everyday. Hope you feel better soon!
Thank u ladies. Today I feel a bit better. I cleaned the wounds but I woke up coughing from a nap and started bleeding a tiny bit from my right incision. Right now I'm able to eat better and no nauseau yayy!!! But it still hurts to move much.I cannot wait until I can sleep on my side again. Does anyone know when is safe to? Is torture at night since I never sleep belly up. I'm on day 3 after the laparoscopy and its tolerable. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow, thanks again girls.
I know its not the same surgery but when I had my gallbladder out, they did the 4 holes including the belly button. The one thing that really helped me with the pain was an ice pack. I could go out and everything as long as I had an ice pack to help with the pain.