By Geneen Roth
Do you secretly believe it's selfish to put yourself ahead of others? If
so, you may never stop packing on pounds.
There are some things in life you take for granted: Your children will
outlive you. No matter how tough it gets, you won't poison your spouse with
arsenic-laced toothpaste. And if you have a best friend, you will attend her
But life sometimes upsets our most basic assumptions. And although I haven't
resorted to the arsenic (yet), I did have...
When scarring (adhesions) or
abnormal conditions make it difficult to use laparoscopy to see inside the
For diagnosis of pelvic symptoms. Treatment can be done at
the same time.
For PID, laparotomy is not done as often as laparoscopy, which requires special equipment and training. But laparotomy is done if a hospital is not equipped for laparoscopy, or if another problem is suspected, such as a ruptured appendix.
The hospital or surgery center may send you instructions on how to
get ready for your surgery, or a nurse may call you with instructions before
Right after surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where
nurses will care for and observe you. You most likely will stay in the recovery
area for 1 to 4 hours, and then you will be moved to a hospital room. In
addition to any special instructions from your doctor, your nurse will explain
information to help you during your recovery.