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Old 10-07-05, 01:09 PM
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In a great stroke of good luck my RE was able to schedule me for laparoscopic surgery this coming Thursday to remove the endometrioma - and posibly my right ovary and tube! bye: Everyone says that she (my RE) is a fabulous doctor and surgeon but I'm scared out of my wits! Actually what I think I really am is anxious - I lie awake every night from 2-3AM (worrying of course) and when I sleep I have nightmares. And I can't seem to relax. She did give me some Zanax, but only for the night before and morning of.

I would love it if anyone would share their experience with me so I might get a more realistic idea of what to expect. My biggest fear is how I'll feel when I first wake up. AND I'm expecting AF just two days afterwards! Ouch!

To add insult to injury, DH's sister, who has been battling metasticized breast cancer, is having a huge birthday party on Long Island on Saturday. The entire family is flying in, and DH and his kids will be leaving Friday morning (day after surgery, I insisted that he go) and I don't see how I can go. I am so bummed and my normally quiet, sane life seems like a really bad soap opera.

On the plus side, IVF doesn't seem nearly as intimidating now!

Thanks for listening and sharing your experiences,
Julie
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Old 10-07-05, 01:26 PM
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I figured I'd give you my experience since no one is around today..
 


I had a lap/Hysteroscopy/HSG on January 3rd of 2003. I was very nervous going in. Simply because it was *surgery* . It took me a while to wake up from it simply because anesthesia affects me differently than most. He removed endo and a polyp from my uterus. I was uncomfy for a couple days afterwards and thankful for the pain meds..
 
The biggest thing for me was the gas left inside. It hurt like a mother that first night I was home before it broke up and dispersed. So be sure you have your meds on hand to control the pain.

The good thing is.. I got pg my 1st cycle IUI afterwards.
 


Good luck to you!!
 
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Thanks so much for your response Bethann. One of the nurses did tell me that more people complain about the pain from the gas than the actual surgery. So far no one has mentioned anything about pain meds - I'll be sure to ask when I call in next week.

You mentioned you had endo and a polyp removed from your uterus - does that mean the doc cut into your uterus? I'm wondering becaue I'm not sure that will be the case with me because the cyst is on my ovary. But what do I know?

Thanks again and congrats on your pregnancy!
Julie
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Oh duh - that must be the hysteroscopy, huh?
 
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My Dr. went in with a camera in 2 small incisions.. one in my belly button and the other on my lower left side. The camera also had a laser so they could take it all out if they found anything. So what you're gonna want to ask is how they plan on removing your cyst.

I had percocet after the procedure so I'm not sure what they might give you.
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