No matter what chronic illness you have, chances are surgery is a big part of your life. Two weeks from today I will be going in for a laparoscopy and hydrodistension of the bladder, and although I am not too nervous, it is perfectly normal to be a little bit worried. I think my biggest fear at this point is that they won't be able to remove any of the endometriosis on my organs, rendering the surgery useless. It's been 5 years since my last laparoscopy and the recovery for that (since they didn't even touch the endometriosis) was a little over a week, so I was a little nervous for how this recovery would go. I did some research and have decided to share with you some tips I've learned for recovering from a laparoscopy, or any surgery really. I will probably have to update it after the surgery, but here's what I have so far:
It feels silly that I am excited for my surgery, but it really is something I have been wanting for a few years now. In order to treat the endometriosis we should at least have an idea of where it is and how bad it is, and after being in and out of menopause twice since we last looked 5 years ago, I have a feeling it has changed.
P.S. I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU
I haven't posted a blog in a while, but that is mainly because of school. Plus, I have a few big events coming up which will help me conjure some new ideas for blogs. As always, thanks for reading, and if you or someone you know are having surgery soon, share this list with them!
I decided to start a blog because my mental and physical conditions are constantly changing, and I want to help encourage people with similar experiences, and let them know they are not alone.