Exhaustion after laparoscopy?

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Hi everyone!

On Friday (3/25) I had a laparoscopic procedure to remove that pesky cyst I mentioned in a earlier post.

It is now Sunday 3/27, and although my pain is not as bad, I'm still taking medication regularly to keep the pain at bay. What concerns me is I woke up from a much needed nap and I look PALE. My lips are pale and I have dark circles as well! I still feel a bit loopy and slightly nauseous (thinking its from the meds) I'm also exhausted and just don't feel like doing much. I have no clue if this is normal or not! I know I was told to call if I develop severe pain or high fever, which I have neither.

I just read too much online and get anxious about complications and was wondering if this is normal or do I need to get checked out?

Thanks for any input!

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    Hey 😊

    I had a cyst removed by keyhole two years ago. Having a general anaesthetic will make you very tired for at least a few days. Make sure you get plenty of rest. I would stay off the internet, you'll only worry.

    Look out for any vomiting, high temp or redness and weeping on your incisions but honestly you'll be fine.

    The pain killers will probably make you feel a bit woozy if they're strong ones but I stuck to ibuprofen/ anti inflammatory pain killers as I didn't like the way the codeine tablets made me feel.

    Just rest up you'll be ok xx

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    I don't think this is odd at all. Surgery is trauma to your body and I think being exhausted is all part of the recovery. I had surgery in August and got off the prescription meds as soon as I can as they made me nauseous and unable to eat. I would say give it another day and sleep as much as you can to recover from the surgery. If you don't start to feel better maybe a call to your dr. Get better soon!
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    Hey rosa xx

    I had my surgery 21/03/15 and I was still in hospital 3 days after my surgery as I was unable to move because just like sherri has said its trauma and shock to your body. I would just rest up and get as might sleep as you can because after surgery you aren't meant to be doing a lot other than resting! So take these next few days as you time and catch up on your tv programmes and drink plenty! You will see the difference in just resting up and not trying to do too much smile xxx

    Get well soon rosa smile would love to hear from you once fully recovered smile xxx

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    Thank you all for the input! It's easy to forget that any operation is still traumatizing to the body, even if it's an outpatient procedure!

    I honestly haven't been as lazy as I probably should be, it's difficult with a 6 year old running around, plus I have these obsessive desires to clean when I should be relaxing! I just feel so physically and mentally exhausted.

    Just going to take it easy and try not to worry too much!

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    Hello. I'm sorry you feel so rotten.

    Firstly if you are feeling unwell I would see your GP if only for some reassurance.

    Secondly it's very early days. Laparoscopic surgery is still surgery and I would imagine ( I'm no doctor ) that what your experiencing ( the tiredness) is quite normal. Pain killers can have many side effects too so a lot of what your feeling could be them.

    I've had laparoscopic surgery in the past and it really does knock the wind out of your sales. I know I wanted to run before I could walk but you do have to give your body a chance to heal and recover.

    I would definately see GP. I do hope this has reassured a little.

    Get well soon

    Best wishes

    Vicky xx

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