I'm 12 days post-op from Stage 4 Endo. After false starts with a general gynae I found a team who are dealing with my IC, Endo and bowel symptoms with a specialist consultant for each. I'm very lucky - I was diagnosed 12 months ago from by a (different) doctor exploring a routine blood test.... I've been back and forth with symptoms for 18 years!!
My question is - post surgery - what are your experiences of starting to feel 'better'?
I had uterosacral ligaments which had glued themselves to my bowel removed, a hysterectomy, complete excision of endo, scar tissue etc. oh and my appendix removed because that was covered in endo too. I've kept my ovaries and my bowel didn't need re-secting thank god.
I've had a post op infection (on antibiotics) but I don't know how soon I should start to feel ok - I still feel like I have chronic period pain crossed with a Caesarian and that my insides might fall out at any minute! My bodily functions all hurt, I'm not sleeping too great either.
Am I expecting too much? I know we are all different, just feel a bit alone explaining how I feel to the men in my house (husband and 2 teenage sons - all very helpful!!)