Hi there, I'm new to this site! I have had endo for two years now. It took me a long time to finally get diagnosed but I was suffering terribly from heavy periods and pain and every gynologist was telling me it was a hormonal imbalance and there was nothing wrong with me! Even though I hemoiraged twice and ended up in hospital! Finally, I was recommended to a fantastic gynologist who recognised that I could have endo. I had my first lap in June 2015 and they burnt away some endo on my rectum but he said it was minimal, he checked all my tubes and fertility and said it was normal, I also had a large fibroid which he removed which was probably the main cause of the heavy bleeding. After the first op I had a few months of pain free, light periods and it was heaven but after that it started to get progressively worse and when I went back for an Mri 3 months later they said I now had adenmyosis. Since then, I was experiencing a lot of pain going to the toilet especially when I was on my period and the paid was excruciating! I had my second lap done on Monday and the doc said it had come back severe and he had to cut part of the endo away on my rectum but again said my tubes were fine ( I think I'm starting to get the picture that it's my rectum that seems to take the hit from the endo!). Recovery was a lot better this time round the trapped wind wasn't as painful and I went for a wee pretty much straight after surgery and I went home that evening, the next day I was up and about and felt fine and then on Wednesday was hit by a kidney infection which probably came from the surgery and have been in bed since! Now I'm on a couple of antibiotics to clear it but I feel so nauseous!
Sorry for my large rant but sometimes it's good to talk to people who go through the same thing as me, sometimes it feels quite lonely when no one around you understands how much it affects your life!
What was everyone's side effects after their surgery? I feel really bloated and swollen and my nipples and stomach hurt which is odd! I guess the whole front of the body takes a blow from the surgery!
I'm due to go back to the doctors on Monday for the proper results, my husband and I are going to try for a baby straight away so I really hope it happens! X