Hey there, I'm new here and only 18 almost 19. So still very young. Last Tuesday I started to have some intense pain in the low right quadrant and went to the er where my college is, they hooked me up to ivs and told me I had the flu and to go home. Ned few days I was still having pain felt very sick and just uncomfortable, and Thursday morning woke up throwing up with this pain so went to the clinic at my hometown and again Hooked up to ivs for hydration, gravol ad morphine, had a ultra sound blood test and all that, then was told I had the flu and given a prescription for Percocets for pain, very weird I thought, knowing this wasnt the flu within a few hours of being home I was at the er and waited from 11pm to 7am and finally got a room, I was hooked up to the iv fluids for hydration and gravol and the morphine was pushed cause the pain was so intense. Had more test done and everything came back normal, instead of the doctors sending me away they got the surgeon to come look at me and she instantly admitted me over night then talk about surgery in the am, the next day I was looked at and had laprascopy explained, I went into sugery at 1145 pm Saturday and I just remember waking up in intense pain, I thought it was just the usual after surgery what I was going through but on Monday night I stopped peeing, I would have 1100ccs of urine and not have a urge to go , then my bowels stopped, so had to have a few in and out cathadores to drain my bladder. I was explained that when in surgery your bladder can become paralyzed and take some time to start working.the surgery exploratory since we had no idea what was happening it was possibly appendix, but once he got in he found lots of blood in my pelvis from a ruptured ovarian cyst, he couldn't get all the blood so my body had to Obsorb the rest and I was told it would be painful. was I was kept in the hospital till today , Thursday an surgery was Saturday night 1145pm. I am still having pain but its a all over pain, It even is uncomfortable laying trying to sleep, I have no apatite what so ever and have extreme neasua , how long Is this going to last? When should I feel kind of better ? I am a nursing student so trust me I understand everyone heals differently I would just like a time line maybe?? And some advice on some dos and donts? Being young health care providers don't take you seriously I find ad nothing was explained other than if I don't pee in 12 hours goto the er right away. I am of the few unlucky people who always get the side effects and I wasn't told anything that should alarm me? So could I always get some tips on what I should be looking for or aware of ?? Thanks so much for your guys help! Means alot!
So the urine thing happened to me as well. It was painful I just couldnt pee at all. That went away the next day.
The pain after the lap is usually gas pain from blowing up your stomach. Usually the pain subsides in a week or so and usually goes up into the shoulders.
It usually takes about 2 weeks to heal from a lap but not sure about them not getting out all the blood and the recovery time. I would assume it would be around the same.
I had extensive Endometriosis and an Endometrioma and it was a very painful surgery however my last one was a couple of weeks ago and the recovery time was very quick considering I wasn't in as much pain as the first one.
It is normal to feel nauseated for the first week as well especially from the meds they gave you as well as the Anesthetic. Are you taking any pain meds that the hospital might have given you? If you are that could cause it to. The painful bowel could be from the pain meds as they constipate you.
You need to lie down and get as much rest as possible and do not try to do anything or lift anything.
They should never have left you out of the hospital until you were able to pee consistently on your own.
I fully agree I shouldn't have been released without constineley peeing on my own, I don't agree with this and feel like I will be back at find hospital in the next couple of days, I was given t3s and that was it even after I clearly stated I don't do well with Tylenol, and while I was admitted when t3s were given to me I threw them up. I'm finding my incisions are hurting alot and my lower back and just all around uncomfortable, not having a good time I can tell you that much. Thank you very much for all your advice I really do appreciate it! Hope your future with endometriosis is okayy ! Best of luck to ya! Also about my gas pain I found I had it really bad under my ribs and it hurt to breath almost , not short of breath, but hurting to breath. I've never had the co2 before but I feel all the pain I had eariler is gone and questioning if my uncomfortableness is still from the gas or something else?
Most likely it is still the gas. It takes over a week to fully be released from your body and is quite painful.
Depending on exactly what was done during your surgery it could just be your body healing. Scar tissue forming, constipation etc
I told them straight up that morphine did not work for me and either did T3's. They sent me home with Oxycodone I only used them for the first couple of days as they constipate you and that was the last thing I needed to happen.
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
I hope you feel better soon. Try to rest as much as you can. Don't try to do anything.
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