Sorry I have not posted on here for some time. I will try keep this as short as possible!
Since I was 13 I have been going to and fro from drs to gynaecologists, to gastroenterologists with the usual answers of: it's in your head, some women suffer more than others, it's IBS as endo doesn't affect your bowels.
Due to trying for a baby for the past 2 years I got referred to a gynae who has been fab! Found out I was not ovulating. HSG scan had mixed results as radiologist said my tubes were blocked, the person who did the report said everything was fine! So I asked for it to be looked into and it got finally agreed my right tube was blocked but left fine. After taking 2 months of clomid I was still not ovulating, so the Gynae said she would do a Lap to see what going on and to clarify for def the tubes situation and clear them. This had been put off by her due to previous surgery when I was little. I didn't have long to wait either...only 2 weeks! Which I know is very speedy and lucky!
Had the Lap yesterday. The actual op went fine and I was back home by 6pm. Had pain when I came round from anesthetic which they gave me something for and helped a lot. Although after op it took me a long time to be able to wee! I really felt like needed to but bladder wouldn't empty. Thankfully it eventually did so I was let home. I am sore and tired but doing and feeling better than thought I would! No painful shoulder pains yet that I have seen a lot of people on here suffer from after a Lap. Maybe it is still to come. I do have to inject myself now for the next 5 days with anti-clotting drugs due to I have a high risk of thrombosis, which have to be injected into my belly..good thing I not been operated there and it not sore! Not! I also get to wear the sexy green hospital stockings for next 5 days too!
Unfortunately it wasn't the greatest news received from the Gynaecologist though after the surgery.She wanted to see me before I left to save waiting for her next clinic date. I have SEVERE Endometriosis which is affecting my bowel, bladder, uterus and ovaries. My right ovary is totally buried by it and the tube kinked. My Left tube does not flow. To have a child, my only option is IVF!
I was sobbing my heart out when got this news. Part of it was due to the fact that it has taken 19 years to be listened to and finally get answers without being told it in my head, or that some women suffer more than others, or it only IBS! But also the shock at how bad it is in my body and that for me and my husband to have a child is only through intervention..and that is if that works.
Sorry for the moan there.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I appreciate it is a bit of a long one!