I thought I would tell you about my actual op......on the 16th September 2015 I had to check in at the hospital at 10.30am. Got there at 10.20am, paid the last of my fees and was sent over to another area. Handed them a tag I got and was told to sit and wait. Gave my hubby some hugs and kisses, told him to drive carefully home and then I was called in. Once inside this other area I went into a room with a nurse who took my blood pressure, asked a few more questions then tagged my wrist and ankle. I was given some socks, booties, paper undies, a button up garment and a gown to put on, I looked like an oomper lompa. From there I sat in a waiting room. I was there for a while watching TV then another nurse came, called my name and wheeled me in a wheel chair up the lift to a recovery room. I was placed in a bed with warm blankets, a shower cap looking thing over my hair and waited again. By now my heart was going a hundred miles an hour, my mouth was dry and panic had set in. I remember thinking "just knock me out now". The wait is the worsed especially when you know your about to be pretty much cut up! While I was waiting in the bed I saw a clock that said 12.30pm. I was supposed to be under by then, they told me 12pm! Anyways, another nurse came, wheeled the bed to another room behind a curtain, the room where your just about to go in to theatre. When in there I saw another clock, it said 1.10pm. The nurse put warm blankets over me to heat my core he said. Anaesthetist came in and put the catheter in and then left me. I waited and waited, was given some mags to read (boring), I was cranky at this point, just wanted to be out to sleep and have it over with. My heart was going really fast and I was so nervous, I just wanted to be put out now. Looked at the clock and it said 2pm!! WTF! My PS then came in, finally some action! She makres me up, she said my scar would be just under my pubic hair line as I had a stretch mark dint I wanted gone so it was going to be bonus hair removal and I would have a cute little belly button. Once done I payed down back in the bed, the anaesthetist came in and said "I'm just going to give you something to relax", I started feeling sleepy and thought "nope this is the stuff" and out I went! Yay! When I woke up I felt like I had one of those really good sleeps where you fall asleep at night and then wake thinking I didn't even dream, it was good. I then started rubbing my body all over, I was so cold. I asked for more blankets and the nurse put a warm blanket on me and one around my head. We laughed a little cause I looked like Rocky or mother Theresa. Didn't care though cause I was warm. Anaesthetist came and told me it must have been from the anaesetic, I reckon maybe shock too. Anyways, laid there for a bit, the clock said 6.15pm. The nurse gave me some pain meds through my drip which instantaneous took away the small amount of pain I had. Another nurse came and we were ready to move me to my room. I got to ring my husband quickly and tell him I'm going to my room. He was already there waiting for me, we thought he was going to be able to come back and see me at 4pm but surgery didn't happen til 2pm so there was a delay and he waited for me......so sweet! I know my husband would want to buy me flowers but I said to him before surgery, no it can wait til I get home, that way we don't have to carry much. Got up to my room where he was waiting and he had a teddy with get well on its feet and a balloon that said get well soon. I said I told you not to get anything and he said " you told me not to get flowers, the teddy is not flowers". Cheeky bugger he is and that's why I love him so much! Nurses helped me get up and go to the toilet, was very funny as my support suit wasn't pulled up properly so we got that sorted, went to the toilet through the couch less support suit and that was weird. I forgot to mention that I had spotting that morning, my period wasn't supposed to come til 2 days after. Typical of it to come on the day so we put a pad in my undies and my undies went over the top of the support suit. Laid back in bed, my husband stayed until 10pm and then he left. I had nurses coming and checking my blood pressure, antibiotics and paracetamol put through my drip and that's it. I felt fine. No pain, no nausea, no dizziness, just tight. I watched TV, played mahjong on my iPad but still wasn't tired. It got to 3am and I was fed up with just sitting there. Went to the toilet a few times which was great, getting out of bed and leaning right over felt good. So it was 3am.....I was up right in this bed, got some pillows beside me and I slowly drifted off to sleep, thank goodness! I woke at 6am, went to the toilet, my drip thing was beeping as it was empty. The nurse came in and said the next staff that are due will be in soon. My PS came in at 7am, I was surprised she was in so early. She checked my drains and said I looked great (yeah right). I told her I'm waiting for this pain to come like everyone told me but it didn't and hasn't as yet. Just feel uncomfortable. She said my drains can come out and I can go home.....yay! She booked me in the come see her the next day to get pain pump out. So....came home, so happy to be home. Relaxed, took my meds and slept great that night. Pain pump came out the next day, felt horrible. They said the numbness will wear off and I start to feel something then. So I came home, took one drowsy pain killer and slept for 2hours. Woke, had dinner and then watched a movie with my hubby. Still ok, no pain. Then I had a pain in my left side like bad period pain, I thought ok here we go. I had two hours before I could take more pain meds. Just took deep breaths and kept watching movie then the pain just subsided within 30mins. I waited and had my next pain relief tablets then went to sleep. Here I am now, day 3 and I feel great. The little bit of pain for 30mind I had last night was the extent of it! I had my anti inflammatory this morning as well as my antibiotic, stool softener and two paracetamol. Had breaky and I feel great, I have a sore back only when walking to the toilet, swelling of the scar area and I wish I could lay on my side but that's it, that's the worst of it and it's not even really that bad. Had myself all worked up before this surgery that I would be in agony and be crying but so far so good. My next appointment is in 4 days and I get to have a shower. Cannot wait!