Oopherectomy Recovery

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i am due to have Salpingo oopherectomy on Thursday . All being well it is to be done by keyhole surgery . Can anyone tell me what to expect regarding recovery . How long am I likely to have off work ? Will I be in much pain post surgery ? 

Some people are saying they returned to work within a few days and others say it's weeks .  

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    Recovery time is short, a few days, then take it easy for a couple of weeks. Depends on whether you have a sedentary job or a manual one, ask your surgeon about returning to work.

    You'll feel a bit more tired than usual for a few days, and the air that is pumped in causes a bit of shoulder pain in some people, it didn't bother me. 

    It's not regarded as a major op, you'll be over it fairly quickly, and should have minimal pain, good luck.

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    Hi Jane hope your feeling ok and everything went well.  Let me know what it was like  Karen xxx
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      Hi Karen , all went well. I was first down in theatre which was good as I didn't have to wait too long. After surgery I felt pretty groggy and very nauseous .  I managed to drink water but really had no appetite. The worst thing for me was that I couldn't pass water , and they won't let you go home till you have.  I had 2 1/2 jugs of water and still nothing . Eventually after a cup of tea it happened , but not much. They did let me go home, I am passing water but very little and often . It's now the day after , I am very sore and uncomfortable and not had much sleep ( mainly because I've needed to go to the toilet every half hour) but I'm sure with time it'll get better.

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    I'll be undergoing the same operation in 20 days, except it's a laparotomy instead of a keyhole. May I ask which hospital you're going to? 

    In terms of recovery you should definitely give yourself a few weeks.

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