Hi ladies, I returned home from my LSH just a couple of hours ago.
My story went like this... I have had pain (pelvic and lower back) and infertility for many years and never found a doctor that could tell me why until 3 weeks ago. Went to a new doctor my my yearly pap and he ordered an abdominal and vaginal ultra sound. The result was that I had large fibroids on the front and back side of my uterus and possible endometriosis. Doctor planned a TLH for yesterday (May 4th) IF endo was found when he went in, otherwise it would be an LSH.
I had such bad anxiety all morning before my 7:30am surgery and had to be checked in at 5:30am. Once all was said and done, I only remember waking up in recovery and my doctor telling me he was able to leave my cervix and ovaries (which is what he was hoping since I am only 39), but the fibroids turned out to be much bigger than he'd thought. Turned out the largest one on the back side had a stem on it that had twisted and in turn twisted that part of my uterus as well (think balloon animals!). I didn't see the pictures, but he did show my husband, who said it was really gross. The doctor said everything else was beautiful and didn't need to do the TLH since it was all uterus related. He said that he had seen twisted fibroids before but never that had twisted the uterus as well. He said that is exactly why I had been in pain for so long.
After I was in my room for the night, I had quite a bit of pain, which felt like stretching and pulling (which they said was normal) and was fine when on the morphine but when it wore off, OUCH. I was up and walking by 4pm and then back in bed. My catheter didn't come out until 3am this morning and I pee'd about an hour later on my own (and three more times before being discharged). Yesterday my doctor had me on an all liquid diet due to nausea but by this morning I was eating an omelette and toast. Yum! Almost had to stay an extra day because my blood pressure had dropped very low this morning (I have normally lower blood pressure but this was lower than normal) but I was released at 10am to go home.
Now that I am home, I am having significant pain again, but I have a very low pain tolerence anyway. Hubby just went to pick up my Vicodin prescription and soft foods, stool softeners... all that fun stuff.
One thing that AMAZED me is that when I woke up this morning I had NO back pain. AT. ALL. I knew that this was the reason behind my pain but didn't expect it to be gone over night. I am truly amazed! Outside of being tired and the pain from the surgery itself, I feel great. Best. Decision. EVER.