I have had a diagnostic lap, prostap3 injection, then finally the main operation to excise all the endometriosis lesions. My thoughts on my experiences are:
Don't worry too much about the operation. The hanging around pre op is the worst bit. They give you patient controlled analgesic afterwards, so don't worry about post op pain.
I did not experience hardly any side effects from prostap injection. I believe it is 50/50 whether a woman will have menopause symptoms.
I had stents put in to help the ureter to heal up since June. It is ok most of the time. On occasions it is painfully but largely un noticeable.
I had bowel prep for the main op. It was not too bad at all. Stay near the bathroom, drink plenty of clear fluid, have baby wipes, and creams. I think have the first dose at 8 am then second one at 2pm is a good schedule. Then you can go to bed peacefully at 10pm.
I also have to go home with a catheter for two weeks. Although it is not very attractive 😒But largely hassle free.
Finally I feel much better now I had the surgery. Overall I would say my health/ quality of life has improved by about 10-15%.
Overall it has been a positive experience and worth it 🤗