Hi I am brand new to this forum and really glad I have found it. I am due surgery on 7th Oct for removal of 2 cysts, adhesion separation and endo removal (the consultant said she would be peeling all of the endo off all of the surfaces and covering it in a barrier gel) this sounds horrible- has anyone else had this done? I've been told I will need a catheter and overnight stay which seems excessive for laparoscopic surgery? I am wondering how long I will need off work, again does anyone know what is likely? I am off work at the moment, had a really bad bout of pain and nausea - I expect to go back to work nex week and still have another 3 weeks to wait for surgery (and that's private!). I have had a permanently distended abdomen since March and look around 7 months pregnant. I have to admit I am getting really down with all of the symptoms and hope this forum will help me focus in a more positive way.