Anybody have a bilateral Salpingectomy relatively recently? With all the banning abortions going on, I would like to take charge of my body while I can. I have it scheduled at the end of this month but am having cold feet. How is recovering? I wasn’t planning on taking any time off work (it’s scheduled on Friday). I work from home at my computer. Saw something mentioned about a catheter?!

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

I had it last October. Easy breezy. Seriously, a laser facial was more painful that the surgery. ZERO pain. The day of the surgery after I was discharged, I was walking around my apartment, no problem. Even got on my laptop to get work done. It was THE BEST thing I have done for myself. It freed me from the prison of my body and the bigotry and oppression of politics. Got off birth control that month, boobs got slighter bigger. Talking about a nice fringe benefit.


Same here! I took time off but honestly didn’t need it. Only took the meds they gave me once. Didn’t even deal with any bleeding post surgery. I stayed on birth control for my PMDD, but considering giving it the boot

I got it done last September. Greatest decision of my life. Recovery for me was not great though. I have hyper mobility and scoliosis and they put my arms and shoulders in a weird position and it caused pretty extreme pain for a week. They also fill your abdomen with gas during the procedure and some of it got stuck under my diaphragm and that was really painful. I also got my IUD out when I was under and was a little sore from that. Despite all of that, I am so glad I did it. Sex is a lot better without the IUD. My periods are pretty light and my skin is much clearer too.

Recent IconRecent

Yes! I had this done last year! Best decision of my life! I also had my uterine walls ablated at the same time and now I don’t even know when I have my period. Absolutely incredible! The double sal was done laparoscopically, so I just have 3 small scars, one of which is inside my belly button. I didn’t need a catheter at all. I was back at work 2 days later. I was a little sore for about a week, but I didn’t even need pain meds. It was easier than period cramps.


I see. Thanks for clarifying

Yep. October last year. Best decision of my life. Feel free to PM me with any questions, I'll be as detailed as you want.

Also saw your comment above -- a bisalp has nothing whatsoever to do with hormones and won't impact sex drive (well, sex feels safer because I know I can't get pregnant, but that's not a physical thing).


I didn't stop taking my hormonal BC -- it helps prevent migraines for me, among other things -- but yes definitely if you stop your body will need time to adjust.

My procedure was textbook and recovery was fine. I went in for it on a Thursday, took Friday off, and was back to working from my bed on Monday morning. I had all the usual things on hand you might need post op (heating pad and stool softener and sore throat drops and UTI meds) but didn't end up needing anything after the first day. I also never filled the heavy painkiller prescription and just took the extra-strength Tylenol after the hospital drugs wore off.

If you want a very frank description of the actual details of a bisalp I'm happy to send that privately. Not everyone wants to know.


Update: got it done yesterday. I’m already at only like 2 out of 10 on pain scale. Very happy I got it done!! Thank you all for your encouragement and sharing your stories.


Junior Developer, they probably had other hormonal issues before the surgery. I actually lost a little weight

Had it done in September and was back to work (remotely) the following day. Done laparoscopically and no complications or catheter.


Where do you live? I do support you taking things into your own hands but also wondering to what extent where you are in the country affects all this.


Because I might not remain in CO. And Trump is not trustworthy if he gets back into office. He may ban it entirely.


Not bilateral but I had a single salpingectomy, though it was several years ago in ‘15 or so. It was not voluntary so maybe I’m remembering the emotional toll…For me it was pretty bad pain that night after the surgery and over a few days but if you’re working from home you might be ok.


Oh and no catheter!


I had it done as part of a partial hysterectomy. No catheter even with that procedure. One thing I wished my doctor had told me was there is a fairly high risk of going into early menopause with a bilateral salpingectomy, and it happened to me. Just something to keep in mind. Early menopause sounds kind of nice in theory but it sucks!


It does suck SC. Uhhhhh. The struggle is real.

Chew gum after your procedure. It helps your body move things along after post op.

You really should take at least a day off because everyone heals at their own rate and everyone experiences pain differently.

Did you get it done, OP?

You will Not regret it. Best medical decision I ever made. My anxiety over my physical autonomy went completely away after it


Related Posts

How do we strike a balance between recruiting the summer associates for the firm and being truthful about how awful this job is? I’m pretty good at putting on a front (hence being chosen to be a mentor), but I feel super guilty about not being 100% honest with my mentee. She says that everyone seems to have much more balanced lives than she expected and big law must not be as bad as she’s heard, and I try to respond positively but somewhat truthfully. But really I’m close to a mental breakdown..


Anyone know a good data resource? I’m struggling with an assignment for grad school about collecting and analyzing data. I need to identify an educational problem relevant to my educational setting (ECE-8th music at an urban public school) and analyze existing data that is relevant to the problem in order to draw conclusions. I’m finding great research papers, but not a lot of data I can analyze. TIA


Please like my fur baby 😍

Post Photo

I’m worried about my background check. Has any MBA offer ever been rescinded because they found a minor discrepancy, i.e. title, salary, etc.? I haven’t committed any crimes (I promise), just overly paranoid


I don’t know who needs to hear this... but intel.


New to Fishbowl, here… anyone know of tips/tricks on starting a brand and what is necessary for LLC and/or copyright for branding/marketing clothing?


What are some useful or enlightening questions to ask a client directly during a pitch briefing?


Why is this a trend? It’s overtly narcissistic and bratty.

Post Photo

Copywriters, how long did it take you to move from junior to mid?


Hi, I am looking for a job due being laid off. I have experience working with ServiceNow as an end user with my previous company. Would that be enough to get a job with ServiceNow?


Our annual reviews are approaching & one of my direct reports has been with us for almost six years w/ little growth. My reco was to let him go & find a stronger, hungrier & more motivated designer at the same level. However, my boss instead wants us to promote him in hopes that will spark some motivation. I am not behind this decision & have voiced my multitude of concerns in promoting an employee who doesn't deserve it. HR is behind the decision! Thoughts on promoting an undeserving report?

I have total experience of 46 months in IT and have relevant experience as A BA. Can any one refer me. I am looking to switch .my current CTC is 9.8 lakh. How much I should look for after switching. ?


What do people do here for fun on Sundays?

Hello fishes
It’s been a month that HR told me that they’ll release offer, but it seems that approval is still in progress, is it normal?

I think I missed out an offer because of salary. Could be other things as well but it makes me sad that I may have capped out. Anyone have ATL PM salary thoughts?

Hello fishes,

Can anyone help me with Infosys payslip.
I joined Infosys with a CTC of 24lpa (15% variable)
Today i received my first month salary and it is only 1.06 lakh.
I am feeling low only as in my previous organisation my CTC was 13.5 lpa and i used to receive 97k including tax.
The CTS has been increased to 10.5 lakh but in-hand is only 9k.


What are signs that an offer is coming?

You got that yummy yummy yum


Any good books or recommendations on sales? Sales tactics trips and tricks?


What is everyone’s strategy in response to the CSR fee hike? My annual fee hits in November so I have almost a full year to reap benefits until the $550 hits- but still considering... (cont)


Additional Posts in Childfree Lifestyle

✅ Don’t want kids ✅Don’t want to be an astronaut 😂


I had to run some morning errands last week and I was struck by the morose expressions on parents' faces as they waited in school lines for drop off.

I spend my mornings gardening, tending my house, playing with my cats, reading, learning new hobbies or just being. Talked to my mom about how we take for granted not having to drag a kid/grandkid to school every morning and how much of the day it eats up.


So I've been with my significant other who I love to the moon for the last 5 years & we're getting married in August. We've both always been on the same page about wanting kids one day but now, I've found myself wanting kids less and less. Anyone else been in this place? How did you approach it with your SO?


Pics of kids with food on their faces makes me want to vom every time I see them on social media 🤮 no thank you!


Teachers who choose to not have children...I'm not alone 🥺😂


Today I slept in until 9:30, ate breakfast in bed that my SO picked up from an expensive pastry shop, and then settled in for several hours of SATC re-runs and working on a puzzle. Tonight I’m going to a house party and have no concern for how that impacts my Sunday. THIS is one of many reasons I love being CF ☺️


I feel more and more strongly that childfree is part of my identity… is that weird? I see ladies put "mom" in their social media bio and I feel the impulse to put childfree in mine lol, although I am single. Might just me overthinking 🤔


Can i stop seeing babies on my ig feed 🥱


Met someone I like and pretty sure he likes me back too, but none of us make any explicit moves because we both know he wants kids and I don't. Another reminder for me that it's hard in dating. 😕


Are children (who can’t be vaccinated) really going to be banned from NYC indoor places soon?!? 😃😃😃🎊🎉🙌🏻


Any childfree folks wanna hang next weekend?


Are there housing developments strictly for childless people, not 55+?


*insert Simpson’s “I’m in danger” meme*

Post Photo

And free time! Happy weekend childfree friends. Enjoy doing whatever you want ☺️

Post Photo

I don’t want kids (or more than one pup at a time) but what do I do with all these names I want to name things! 😂



Any recommendations for things to have on hand the day of?? I got my heating pad, stool softeners, lozenges, and gas-x…


Has anyone ever successfully lobbied for a sabbatical in lieu of maternity leave?


How are you all dealing with parents and other relatives getting on your case and giving you sh**t over not wanting to have kids?


How do you dodge office baby showers or people pestering you to contribute to a baby shower gift?

No, I will not pay money you to breed. I already pay enough in taxes.


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone


Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply