I am new here and really desperately need some support. I had my first laparoscopy 4 and a half weeks ago which finally diagnosed endo. I suffered for years with excruciating pain, bloating, bowel issues, mood swings, depression...you name it. Been on Prostap with HRT for years which gives a lot of relief but am so angry that nobody felt it necessary to actually have a look. Since the diagnosis nobody in my family seems to think it's a big deal- I keep getting told 'lots of people have it, and you've had the op now'. I feel so down about it all, like my body and me don't really fit.
Anyway, aside from all that I'm also really feeling worse since the lap. I had post-op bladder infections and then had a reaction to the antibiotics that made my bits swell up and spent another 4 nights in hospital. Now I have pain all over my pelvis which I guess I can deal with because they did lots of work, but also sharp pain like a stitch under my ribs on the right side. I can't take a deep breath it's so sore. Dr says it's gastritis but lansoprazole not helping at all, plus I'm exhausted, sleeping all the time, headaches, night sweats... Starting to think I should never have bothered. My stomach is bloated and swollen and none of my trousers fit. Just want to crawl into a hole and hide away. Is any of this normal? What should I do? Feel so lost.
Thanks for reading xx