I hope you are all well.
Just wanted to share my news. Yesterday I had my first laparoscopy with a lovely surgeon and, despite my gynae saying they wouldn't find anything, I was diagnosed with endo!
While I'm in an awful amount of pain today, I'm just so happy to finally have answers and give the doctors a reason to believe me (why are they all so insistent that we are exaggerating our pain?!)
Anyway, he excised the endo on both sides and also my bowel was adhered which he has now freed so hopefully I will have some relief soon. Unfortunately he made 3 attempts to put the gas through my belly button and failed so had to make another incision, also meaning my belly button feels bruised and battered!
Just wanted to share my message no never give up your fight girls, if you truly believe you could have endo, keep fighting no matter how many doctors put you off or tell you there's nothing wrong. I almost convinced myself that I was making it up at one point and my biggest fear for the lap was that they wouldn't find anything but I didn't give up and here I am with my diagnosis after 8 long years!
On another note, if anyone has any advice for recovery/ life with endo it would be greatly appreciated! Doc has signed me off work for 2 weeks but not sure I'll need that! Hopefully!
Thank you & take care ladies
P.s. Check out the bloating in the photo! Some gas still left in plus 500ml of liquid to help scarring. I've been peeing non-stop!