takes about 45 minutes at the beginning of the procedure. She said her and the GI's part should take about 2 hours. So, a total of a 3 hour surgery. Icky. It'll all start around 8:30 AM; we have to be there at 6:30 to get the IV fluids, antibiotics and versed going (hoooray for versed!!!). Healing time and hospital stay is all dependent on what they do when they get in there. Best case scenario and the goal of the surgery is to simply remove the endometrioma, endometriosis and check my tubes. Please keep your prayers up that things stay nice and simple! :)
I also had to get blood drawn yesterday to get my type, just in case they needed to do any transfusions. Very rare, but, again, proactive! I've got this fashionable little bracelet on now that I can't remove so they know how to match me. Craziness.
If everything goes nice and simple, we are looking at starting fertility drugs for IVF towards the end of April, with egg retrieval sometime in May. I'm going to be on something called Aygestin (which, I am not sure so that isn't what gives me the weird migraines, but, we'll try it) until then to help stave off the endo.
Oh, my prep for tomorrow has been amended. I'm now taking a miralax prep (someone asked me how much miralax-238 g-a whole bottle!)-mix with gatorade instead of the go-lytley. It should taste WAY better...which is good for me and my gag reflex. And, I don't start that regimen until around 4 (which, could be good or bad, lol...depending on how fast it all works). Still on with the antibiotics regimen. The Dr. yesterday said to do the best I could with those and that she'd be starting an antibiotic right away when I got my IV the next day, so...just to try but not to make myself too sick.
Oh, and I am on my period and cramping. She wrote a prescricption for narcotics if I need them pre surgery since I can't take ibuprofen. I'm SOOOOO ready for this to be past me!!! She also wrote a prescription for post surgery stuff and I have that at home ready and waiting!
And thank you all for your suggestions on questions to ask. They were quite helpful!