Ok, so after months of waiting I had my gynaecologist appointment and it was great. I went in ready to fight my case. I had handfuls of leaflets, lists of symptoms, a diary of everything I've been through....and I never even took it out of my bag! She asked a brief description of what my issues were, asked a few questions and within 10minutes said "well it sounds like Endo. We can either try you on some different treatments now which I won't recommend or I can put your name on the list for a laparoscopy so we can see what we're dealing with and treat it properly at the cause rather than just trying to mask the symptoms"
I'm really pleased it was so easy to progress them looking into this but I must admit I'm a bit nervous to be put under :s
She did say if they find anything while their in there she wont cut it out then and there because she'd prefer to ensure I'm given the options etc before she proceeds. As I'm only just going back to work after a years maternity and I have 2 small children to look after I'm happy with that because I would need to plan ahead if there's any additional recovery time.
I was just wondering if people would mind sharing their experience on a first lap - tips for recovery, how bad was the pain/ what were you able to do a day, 2days etc after because I'm not sure how much help I'll need with the kids while i recover.
Also, I was given the option of having a coil put in while I'm under. She said if its something I want to try its a lot better to have it put in when I'm under than do it separately. I know that peoples experience on the coil varies a lot but I wanted to get a feel of peoples experiences? Do most people find it good or most people hate it. I've previously not done well on different hormonal contraceptives. If other people have had the same and then tried the pill, how did that work for you? How long did people find it took to settle down?
Any information is appreciated!