I had my diagnostic/excision lap the day before yesterday. The only real evidence that I had Endo was the cyst on my ovary, so I was somewhat in denial. However when they got in there, everything was stuck together, they took out my appendix because it attached to something, detached this from that, de-corkscrewed my bowel and fixed my ovaries.
About a 3 hour surgery and the doc says I should go back in three months to remove the deep stuff that he left alone (another 2 1/2 hour surgery) and a third op to put my ovaries back (they are currently sewed to the side so nothing sticks to them.
I'm kind of relieved in a way, I'm always worried I have appendicitis, so one less thing to worry about and the doc said that the work he's already done, should mean I could be fertile (though he recommends full excision before I actually try). Hopefully I will feel good after all the stuff they fixed It's just so expensive ;(
The first day after the lap was pretty hard but I'm already starting to feel like myself (still very stiff and on pain killers obviously). Just thought I would let you ladies know that even though they found alot wrong with me, the surgery and recovery isn't as bad as I expected.
Does anyone know if I'm able to have a bath?
He also wanted to put me on Zoladex? for the three months to keep the endo down before the next surgery but I have fragile bone density and my other specialist isn't keen. Does anyone know what an alternative treatment might be? He was going to give me some pills to stop ovulation, but he though I was going to take the Zoladex so cancelled it, I'm not sure what it was?
Any advice regarding pills to keep me well until next surgery would be really useful.