It's my first time on any of these forums just wondered if anyone could give me advice on their experiences and maybe shed some light?
I got admitted to hospital with crippling pain to the point where I passed out in July of this year.Since then I've suffered a lot with fatigue,pelvic pain,pain when going to the toilet etc...After 2 ultrasounds and a consultation fast forward to this week I had a laproscapy on thurs...
It's all kind of happened fairly quickly (which is good) however I've been left with lots of unanswered questions...
When I came round the surgeon told me he had to do 4 incisions instead of 2 as it was a bit more complicated..apparently a cyst was removed from my left overy,fallopian tubes are clear but I have severe endometrosis in the pelvic area and the bowel.I was told I'd get a follow up appointment in 8 weeks then sent on my way!
Now obviously my mind is going over time..I wasn't given any aftercare advice or even told what endometrosis is..I've done a little reading on the internet but unsure what this means from here? Do you know when I should bath,remove dressings on stitches,or go back to work? (I was given a sick note for a week however I'm an air hostess so I don't know if I should take off longer due to the flying?)
And is this follow up appointment literally an appointment or does it involve removing this endometrosis?
Also I've read things about gluten free diets etc..I wondered if that helped anyone else's symptoms ease?
Sorry for all the questions! I'm just clueless and feel quite alone at the moment..have spoken to some friends but nobody really seems interested and nobody seems to understand what I'm going through and the whole things just getting me down and making me very emotional