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I haven't been diagnosed yet with endometriosis- I'm waiting on my insurance to approve the laparoscopy for the diagnosis. For those of you who've had the laparoscopy surgery, about how long did it take for you to go back to work?

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    • Spooxk

      588d

      Waitress at the time of surgery, so needing to carry heavy things and be on my feet, I was out for 6 weeks. It will take a good while as you use your abdominal muscles for a lot more than you realize

    • Spooxk

      588d

      Waitress at the time of surgery, so needing to carry heavy things and be on my feet, I was out for 6 weeks. It will take a good while as you use your abdominal muscles for a lot more than you realize

    • Abbe

      590d

      I feel like it depends on your work. I had my first surgery at 18 and I was a server and I took 10 days off then light load for 1 week. I hated waiting lol. I had my second one at 20 (March of this year) as I work at a bank. Had the surgery Thursday and was back Monday with not picking up any coin for 2 weeks. The hardest part is honestly sitting up. You never realize how many muscles it takes to sit up until you have this surgery. If you have a loved one to help you for the first 2-3 days it would be advised

    • JBmom

      591d

      In all honesty I felt really bad for awhile after surgery. I was getting a cyst removed and they found endo all over and removed it. I was extremely happy that they found it as I was extremely sick and couldn't eat for months. I lost almost 40 pounds in just 2 months and I'm not a very big person to begin with. I still couldn't eat and had no appetite for a few weeks. What helped me tremendously was getting on birth control after my surgery. I'm still not sure why that helped so much but it did. Praying your insurance goes through fast so you can have some relief.

    • Kant

      594d

      I had mine done robotically and took 2 weeks off from work and then worked from home for another week. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    • KnotTheEndoTheWhirl

      595d

      I took two weeks completely off and another two weeks from home where I asked for a flexible schedule in case I needed more time (I took more time off here and there). The fatigue was real (doing anything would wear me out and would take much longer than normal) and wearing anything with a waistline was hard for at least 6 weeks, so once I started going back to the office I could only really stay at work about 1/2 to 3/4 day because my incisions would hurt and I’d need sweatpants. I don’t know what you do for work, but I also had 10lb lifting restriction for 4 weeks and even after that had to be careful (I could feel it when I tried to push myself to pick up heavy things) — so if you lift things that weigh more than a gallon of milk as part of your job it’s something to keep in mind.

    • GrumpyBear

      596d

      Depends on if it's done robotically or if the surgeon themselves will do it. Robotics will minimize healing time and scar tissue and lesson the chance of an infection to occur. But also if they find a lot of endometriosis they may decide to go ahead and clean some of that our for you which help you feel a lot better.

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