I had my 1st lap yesterday and am now at home recovering. I didn't get a lot of time with the consultant yesterday so only know the following:
mild endo found - the nurse was trying to decipher his notes so we only know it was found on the left ovary and left side of the pelvis I think she said
I had a lot of fluid, most of which they got rid of but they left some in?
I have a bulky uterus.......what does that mean?
My bowel looked swollen but he said that it was endo free
they sent a biopsy off for histology which I think is standard practice
He said he completely excised the endo, also did a hysteroscopy and did a D&C, he also said he has given me a generous clean out with water and saline I think the nurse said and fitted the mirena. His notes do also mention diathermy??
I was told surgery would take an hour to an hour and a half and I would have one, maybe to incisions but it ended up being over 2 and a half hours with 5 incisions - one of which is about 2 inches above my tummy button and 2 and a half inches to the left which I find odd. I have to see him again in 3 months. They have signed me off for a fortnight because the surgeon said he has done a lot of extensive work in there.
My questions are if its mild endo, why has he done a "lot" of work in there to require me to have two weeks off and permission to go on my holiday to turkey in 3 weeks. I do a desk job but have still beentold I cant take less than 2 weeks.
What is a bulky uterus?
Any idea what the fluid is I had?
I am going to try and ring him later to get the answers but I don't think getting hold a consultant is a particularly quick process because they are so busy