I'm hoping some of you can give me support and hope re: my recovery with this type of surgery. I had excision surgery 4 weeks ago after everything was ruled out and everyone believed I had endometriosis. I went to a very well known endo specialist surgeon, and he excised 12 areas of tissue and / or adhesions (small intestines, pelvis, etc) However, my biopsy came back negative for endometriosis. He still believes I have a menstrual reflux that I will be treated with using birth control.
After 4 weeks, I am still in a lot of pain. It's better, but I feel soreness / pain to touch on one of my incision sites. My lower right area abdomen / pelvis (where I had a lot of scar tissue removed that had built up from having my appendix removed almost thirty years ago) is very painful. I have burning still in my lower abdomen. I was diagnosed with pelvic floor syndrome and have been getting physical therapy for that and for post-op scar tissue. I have been able to do light work outs three times a week, but the shooting pains are exhausting and discouraging. I also still have a swollen abdomen (swelly belly).
I know healing takes time, but I don't know if any of this is "normal" and don't want to lose hope i'll get better. Would love anyone's guidance, suggestions, stories, or knowledge!
Thank you all!