Hi I know it's been covered before but was just wanting some advice from people who've had it done or know anything about it. I have had problems for over a year and finally have my appointment for removal in 3 weeks time. I just want to know what to expect. I have been signed off work for 2 months now and will go back after Easter hols so will luckily have about 4 weeks to recover. Do symptoms disappear straight after? How long does the gas pain caused by the keyhole surgery last? I have been told it's usually day surgery so what do you feel like in the days following? Do the scars rub on bras etc? Will I need to wear anything to prevent this? When can you eat normally? They have said no driving for a week and no heavy lifting for a fortnight. I have a 12 month old and other then my husband who works full time I don't have anyone to help. No idea how i'm not going to lift him etc. He isn't walking yet so haven't really got a choice. He is in full time nursery and don't know whether it will be best to drive him the short distance there or to lift all day. Will this be possible 2 days after op? Sorry for all the questions I'm just concerned about what to expect and how i'm going to manage to do things.