October 18, 2008 8:12 PM Subscribe
What to expect from a laparoscopy?
posted by octomato to health & fitness (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and on Tuesday I have my first and hopefully last laparoscopy. My doctor is sort of erratic lately, though an expert in the field. He believes he can cure stage 1 and 2. In his patients there is only a 3% chance of it coming back in these stages. He does not believe in hormone therapy, but in extracting the disease.
They pushed my appointment to this Tuesday and my mom can't come up, so my can't-see-blood-or-i-puke dad is. I think she's trying t make it on Wednesday.
OK, here's my question. What should I expect? Should I have someone stay over the first night (i live by myself)? I am in my early 20's.
Can you notice I'm a bit nervous! And did I tell you I have a severe belly button phobia....