I have just discovered this site and reading all your posts, helps me feel 'normal'.
I was diagnosed with endo on the 18th October, the day after my mum died. I didn't even know I had it. I just thought painful periods were part of being a girl/woman. My first laparoscopy was in Feb 2013 after an MRI showing I had a 15 cm cyst. My second was in May 13 to remove the cyst. Unfortunately I lost my left ovary with it, but I had, had my family by then.
On the 13 March 15 I had another laparoscopy as I will still experiencing pain, bleeding for 2 weeks off for 1 week. Sex was definitely a no no, couldn't wear tampons. They said they found lots of scar tissue and a tiny bit of endo behind my bowl. I am now almost 7 weeks post op and the pain is unbelievable. I have been to my own GP and another GP, who just say, some people just take a long time to heal. Take paracetamol! I have been munching co-codamol, ibuprofen and paracetamol (not all at the same time) for weeks and it does not help the pain I have at all. I don't want to live on a diet of pills! The pain I have is mainly in my right side, like something sharp is trying to escape and almost feels like the point of a knife just stuck there giving me pain all the time, this radiates around the right hip and round to my back. I have a hot water bottle constantly attached to me even at work. Is this normal to still feel like you have just woken up from surgery? When will it go, I never experienced pain like this after my last surgeries. I have the mirena coil fitted in 2013. I feel silly going to the doctors and almost like I am wasting their time.
Can anyone help/give advice on what I should do. Work are being ok at the moment but can tell that they are not happy. I work T, W & Thur, 8:30-4:30, but have asked if I can temporarily work 8-4, which I know they are not keen to let me do, but by 2:30/3pm I am shattered. (I work as an administrator).
Any help to any of this is I am grateful for.