I've also had two Laps. Your gonna do great! Let them know your nervous and they'll give you something to relax you right away before surgery.
After, It is good to get up and move around...however, after my first lap I was kept on bed rest....meaning I couldn't get out of bed for 24 hours. I had 12 inches taken out. They want you to gradually walk etc. Don't overdue because your in a pretty fragile state at first. Having and auto-immune disease you don't always heal fast...give yourself time! Take the full amount of time they give you off of work! And nap! It is natural to see some blood in your stool after surgery. I tell you not to scare you but, to inform...it scared me because I didn't know. As far as anesthesia...you can ask for some they call a "wake-up" cocktail. When I have anesthesia I can stay in the fog for days. So after tell my anesthesiologist about it he had this remedy that help! Make sure you keep on top of your pain ....but, your not gonna have much after a lap...
41 yr old woman with 12 surgerys under my belt. Diagnosed in 2005 CD. PTSD 1999. Gullbladder taken 2000, Hysterectomy 2005, Back surgery 1998 with herniation L-4, L-5, S-1. Two-Re-sections on small intestine, total of 18 inches taken out 2006. Stomach Herniation from re-section 2007, Been getting kidney stones too! The good news...finding this website.
Meds: Imuran 200mg daily, asacol, Bentyl, Coelestid, occasional flagyl and cipro, high blood pressure meds, paxil 25 mg, 4/20meq's potassium, synthroid...& try to get alot of laughter in.