I had laparoscopic surgery end of October to remove my right ovary and Fallopian tube, plus a choc cyst removed on left side and adhesions removed. I had complications 1week after surgery,my bladder went into retention and I ended up back in hospital for 3days,due to extreme pain and needing to rely on a catheter (for 2wks after I came out of hospital). I had an outpatient appt 3wks later,but the Dr refused to answer why my bladder went into retention, saying that's in the past..forget about it!
I wanted to go back on zoladex but he refused and put me back on the pill continuously for 3months And said the zoladex isn't great for long term use due to risk of osteoporosis in the future - I've only been on a 4month cycle and it was the only thing that helped control my pain.
Anyway I digress, my stomach is still very swollen and tender and I'm so tired and nauseous, I still find wearing leggings uncomfortable,due to the waistband! I've been off work for 2months and thought I'd be able to return by now ( I was told that recovery time is normally 8 weeks) every time I try to carry something (shopping etc),even do simple things, like wash up,it feels like my muscles are straining in my stomach and my belly bloats even more,I feel nauseous and need to have a rest!
I'm only 32,but I feel like an old woman, I've had blood tests done to rule out anaemia but they came back negative.
I just wondered if anyone else has been through the same? And how long it took you to recover fully enough to return to work?
Plus any ideas why I'm still in pain and bloated?
Sorry for all the questions,but it's all getting me down.