I had my pre-op assessments this morning and it is now official – I am going in for surgery tomorrow afternoon (they are planning to remove the endometrioma laparoscopically, also to do a hysteroscopy to check for uterine polyps, run dye through my tubes, and basically do whatever else seems appropriate when they are in there). I have to present myself at the day surgery unit at midday, and I can keep drinking water until 11.30! The nurse told me that it has now been proven that being well-hydrated means quicker recovery from anaesthesia. Makes sense to me – before my last op I got myself up in the middle of the night to drink as much water as possible while I was still allowed to. I am also allowed to have breakfast, as long as I don’t eat anything after 7.30am, so no long hours of fasting. All seems very humane!
I will be off-line until next week while I recover, see you all when I get back!