This is my first time posting, but the forum has been hugely helpful to me, as I have only just been diagnosed with endo (20th Feb) after a lap. It was found in pouch of douglas, utero-sacral liagments, peritoneal wall, along with lots of adhesions. It was much worse than had been expected and had clearly been there for many years. I started having symptoms about 18 years ago, but was brushed off repeatedly by doctors.
I wanted to ask about other people's experiences with post lap pain. I am now 10 weeks post lap and I am still in pain everyday. I have lower back pain, which goes through my hips and down my legs. This is often accompanied by intermittent abdominal cramps / stabbing pains, particularly on the left side. Standard over the counter painkillers only take the edge off the pain and so far I haven't been offered anything further. I have an appointment to see my doc next week, so I'm hoping to be offered something more long term. I think the hardest thing about all of this is the fact that I'm heavily restricted on how much I can walk, sit or do anything and it has affected my work, as I can't do all of my duties (I'm a teacher).
Have others experienced this kind of pain? Could it still be that I'm recovering from the surgery? My gyne said 8 weeks was the expected recovery time. Or could it be muscle damage from the surgery? I really don't know what to think!
All thoughts much appreciated.