Hello everyone, thank you so much to everyone who wished me luck the other day for my op. I wanted to reply to you all and post sooner to say how the op went but the internet was rubbish in hospital. Plus I've been so tired I fall asleep in the middle of writing a text!! Lol.
Anyway had the op Monday and it went really well. My two surgeons were thrilled with how the procedure went and considering how bad it was inside they managed to remove all the endometriosis. Apparently my right side was horrendously stuck down and it was pretty much everywhere. I had my bowel shaved but luckily none removed. They also found a big walnut sized lump of rock hard scar tissue between my front lady bits and back bits! They said no wonder I've been in so much pain.
So recovery has been quite tough but got lots of strong meds to help me through it. Unfortunately my poor bladder went into shock from the surgery (prob confused after being stuck to my other organs for so long) so I was unable to wee when they took the catheter out on tues. I was left a long time to try but just couldn't and went into retention so they had to get the catheter back in for the night. It was so knackering as I had no sleep the mon night due to my morphine machine alarm deciding to go off every time I pushed the button!!
So Wednesday we tried without catheter again but no joy and went into retention again so back went the catheter again to give my poor tummy some relief (it was so swollen). After I filled a nice big bag they took the bag off and have left me with the tube but of the catheter and a flip and flow switch. So weds night I practiced using that in hospital (you get to stand and pee like a man!). They think my bladder just needs a bit of time to remember what to do so they let me out yesterday afternoon to have the weekend at home with my new little tube friend down there! I have to go back in Monday morning and try without catheter again then. They said it could take a while as you have to do 3 wee's before you can be discharged fully. Got to take overnight bag again just incase. They've also left my room up there on open access this weekend so if I feel unwell or any trouble with the catheter I can just ring and go back up. I have to say the treatment has been fantastic and I've been looked after very well indeed. My surgeon visited me twice a day after the op.
Feeling very sore this morning but happy knowing I'm in recovery now. The next 2 months are just recovery and I've got to stay on my pill so I don't have a period. Then I'll see my surgeon in clinic in July and we'll discuss plans going forward. He knows I want to try for a baby so I'm guessing after July is when I'll be given a time frame to try naturally.
So I'm all set up in my bed with everything around me that I need, my hubby gave me an early birthday present as birthday not till next week. It's a kindle fire Hdx so that'll keep me entertained. Got my big brown paper bag of drugs from the hospital! Lol. And most importantly I get to be home Sunday for my little boys 5th birthday.
Anyway hope everyone is feeling as well as possible and best of luck to anyone going through the same surgery.xxx