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Where to start? Shew, it has been a roller coaster ride. Sorry I am only writing this now but I had my first op (for the LS), then got an infection in my arm (cellulitis) and had to go to the ER and then I had my hysterectomy. I spent 11 nights in hospital which was rather unexpected and hectic for my husband and two small boys (and two new puppies) but we all survived it and now I am finally getting up and about!!!
So the LS operation went very well (expect for the unfortunate cellulitis I got from the IV). It was a hour long operation. It was moderately sore but more swollen and uncomfortable afterwards. It was also black and blue from bruising and lots of little pin marks from the needle which did sting every time I wen to the loo for the first couple of days. My stomach was quite sore from the fat being taken out. It did settle quite quickly and since the operation I have not had even one itch!!! I am not sure if that is phsycological or because of the op because results are only really going to be seen in three months time when the new 'fat stem cell like' cells and blood plasma have taken over from the LS.
Anyway, my hysterectomy also went well, it was a 4 hour operation as my endometreosis had glued my uterus to my colon with scar tissue. I had it laproscopically done so that minimised the recovery time. I have 6 lap 'holes' in my abdomen but I still think it is better than the big cut at the bottom of your abdomen. It took me a few days in hospital to recover and now I am home for a bit.
It really is the best thing I could have done for myself, I have got my two beautiful boys and wasn't going to have any more so between the no LS pain/itching/scratching/etc and the hyst. I really do feel like a different person.
My bowels aren't working that well yet and only once everything has settled down nicely will we be able to see if going to the loo for a no. 2 and sex is more comfortable. They had to leave scar tissue behind because it was right long my colon and they (gynae) did not feel comfotable doing it so I might have to go to a gastroenterologist in a few months time to have another laprosscope to get rid of the rest of the scar tissue or as much as possible.
I will keep you posted!!!
Love Leah xXx
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