I'm going to make a suggestion that will make it easier for us to remember your situation.
You've probably introduced yourself and given us some info on the New member board. If you haven't please include a little info about yourself, your situation and the type of procedures already done. This includes any testing done.
First let us know which type of EA you're having.
Secondly after your EA include the type of EA you had, along with any other procedures and the date
Here are some tips that I found usefull with my EA:
Put clean sheets on the bed.
Use an enema before you go in. The anethsia and pain meds are narcotics and will slow the bowel movements down for a day or two.
Have water, fizzed 7-up/sprite, crackers on the bed stand. You'll be thirsty and won't want to get up. The fizzed soda is for a possible upset tummy. The crackers are to eat when you take your pain meds so you won't become naseus. (sp)
Maybe a bucket on the bedside too.
Wear loose fitting clothes to the hospital.
Take along a walkman, to use while you wait.
Wear a maxi pad to the hospital you'll need it until you get home.
Have a full box of mini pads available. You'll need them to get through the drips/degunking.
Take a blanket in the car in case you get cold coming home.
Take a barf bag to use just in case coming home.
A heating pad when you come home. Some love them, Ruth/Pearl doesn't agree with this.
Have a day or two meals put in the freezer--you won't feel like cooking.
Lots of bottled water on hand because you'll be thirsty.
Rest. Rest some more.
There probably will be cramping. This will last 8-18 hours. Take the pain meds.
No sex, tampons, baths, swimming until you get your dr. release. The cervix is dialated during sx and needs time to close to prevent infection.
There might be vaginal dryness at first. AstroGlide is the recommended lubricant. [see Sara's thread in the Lounge]
You might have PMS and or be depressed afterwards...contact your dr. if you think you need help. Some ladies use anti depressants for awhile.
The EA does not guarantee no more periods; but hopefully lighter, managable periods.
Please feel free to add any other information you think will help others!
novasure, D&C, Hysteroscopy