This will be a bit rambelly I apologise in advance!
I have had two recent trips to a&e resulting in me being admitted for overall a week and a half. I had scan after scan and horrible examinations and tests for them to say it all came back normal so i could go home. Obviously I was very upset being in so much pain and being told I'm fine... In the end I saw a consultant who said it is my back and that is what is causing the pain I felt relieved that now things are getting sorted and returned back to work (carefully, I have been off for 3 weeks). I was called into hospital on tuesday and seen by a gyni consultant who did another examination and said despite the diagnosis of my back they think I have endometreosis in the same side. He said he could feel 'something' on my left ovary (ive had cysts in the past and scans showing its not a cyst this time). Hes booked me in for a laparoscopy which I'm incredibly nervous as to what he could find, he said because it has been going on for so long the endometreosis could have 'stuck' some of my organs together. I feel as if everything is getting so on top of me, I have just started university but had to move out of halls as me and the university agreed that it wasnt safe for me to be on painkillers like morphene on my own. Im finding walking and doing anything increasingly difficult going to work is so hard but I cant afford to miss any more time. I'm determined to carry on as usual, continue going to university, work, seeing friends etc but it's becoming so hard, I've read a lot online of how to feel better etc, the majority says to exersise, something which is unimagionable at the moment with this pain. Does anyone have any tips to deal with the stress that comes with this? How quickly can you return to work after a laparoscopy? I am keen to get back to work even if I just sit and do office work for the day but I'm not sure how realistic I'm being!