Tips and Tricks for Your Super Duper Laparoscopy

So this post is about a year old, maybe more, but seeing as my old blog is officially dead and buried, I thought it warranted sharing again. The point of it is to help others going in for surgery based on my experience.

December 2014 marks the month I went in for a laparoscopic cystectomy. It was a out-patient procedure (aka no overnight stay) to remove cysts from my ovaries (one had actually disappeared on its own, finally, by the time the surgeon got in there, but he was still thorough).

At the time, I was told it was a fairly basic procedure (and it is, in a way), and some medical websites/articles said I’d be back on my feet in a few days.

LIES. FALSE. Please don’t believe any of that. Everyone recovers at their own pace. I took two weeks off from work and I wish I’d taken three. The first week my Man still needed to help me on and off the toilet because I couldn’t lift myself. So. Keep that in mind.

So, here’s the post I wrote a month after my surgery. Hope it’s helpful for anyone facing a similar situation in the near future!

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