I will be having a diagnostic pelvic laparoscopy this upcoming week for pelvic pain and I'm looking for anyone who can tell me what it is like to have that procedure. This will also be my first surgery, so naturally my nerves are getting the best of me. I am the type of person who likes to be well informed before I have something done. (Yeah, I'll obviously have my laundry list of questions for my doctor, but I figure sometimes the best people to ask are the ones who have experienced it!) I understand the basics of looking inside of you with the instruments, etc.
How long do you usually have to be in recovery until you can go home?
Do you usually get to talk to your doctor after you come out of anesthesia? (I ask this because, I know I'll be doped up, BUT I would hate to not know what she saw or did not see inside of me. And usually when you ask a nurse, they give you that vague answer that no one likes ;)
Any info would be helpful. Thanks.