Hey ladies, apologies for being pretty quiet lately! After my second lap I've been feeling down, stressed and have really struggled to go back to work. Luckily I'm back to posting here with you lovely bunch to cheer each other up
So since my second lap where no endo was found, I've been bounced around different pain management specialists to try to reduce/help the pain. I really got to a stage where I though I was crazy and imagining the pain as I didn't have endo, it turns out that I'm not crazy (yey) From what the nurse specialist has explain to me, the nerves in my pelvis have learnt endo pain signal and seem to be firing off pain signals even though the endo is no longer there. While I'm glad that my endo hasn't returned, it's frustrating that the pain is still there and can be triggered by the smallest things like stress, tiredness, certain foods.
Alongside medication, I've been working with a pain management psychologist who has really helped deal with any flare ups though mindfulness techniques and the sessions I've been having are focused around changing how my brain/body responds to pelvic pain signals. The overall goal is to almost re-path the nerve signals in the brain and eventually have no/little pain.
I'm finding the pain management clinic really helpful and would recommend it to anyone else that's struggling!