Hi. I had a tubal ligation last October. I don't have Lupus, but I do have UCTD/RA. Wasn't that bad at all. I did have a brief joint flare directly after the surgery. I think it may have had something to do with the anesthesia, though. Someone told me in the future that I can ask for IV prednisone prior to the surgery and that helps a whole lot. I suppose this joint flare is common in AI patients (who have arthritis) after surgery. The surgery, itself, was nothing. I recovered in just a few days; not like when I had a c-section 4 years ago--that took 3 weeks to recover from.
Best of luck to you,
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan