Hi all, I've never really done anything like this before but I really feel like I just need to talk about some things and get some stuff off my chest!
Without boring everyone too much, I got diagnosed with endometriosis last Wednesday and am currently recovering on my sofa with my duvet! So, I went into hospital and I just felt my surgeon rushed through the description of the procedure and I felt very scared. When I woke up the nurse told me I had to have more surgery than planned and had to wait for the doctor. At this point I still didn't know what was wrong with me. A few hours later my doctor came to see me and quickly explained I had endometriosis and they had to make more cuts in my stomach to burn some of it away as it had attached itself to my bladder, bowel, ovary and ferlopion tube. He also said my womb, ovaries, tubes etc were very red with inflammation (has anyone else had this?) He then said he would see me again in two to three months; wished me good day and left.
I know what endometriosis is because I had researched it but I got no info, leaflets, guidance or support from the hospital, does that sound crazy to anyone else but me?!
Anyway, I'm slowly recovering from the surgery although I feel completely knocked down but I just don't know where to go from here, you know?!
I have so many questions but have to wait a few months to see my consultant again. He never did believe it was endometriosis, he was conceived it was a bowel problem so was very reluctant to go ahead with a laparoscopy.
Wow, just took a big sigh of relief after writing this! Didn't mean to write so much but I guess it just came pouring out! Just wanted to share my story really