Hi everyone, so as you know I was due to go in for my very first diagnostic laparoscopy on Friday to hopefully get a diagnosis for all of this pain.
Everything was going fine, I got there super early, was put into my gown and given anti-sickness and painkillers etc. I saw the anaesthetist who was lovely and I was talked through what was going to happen. I waited around three hours in my cubicle for my turn in theatre and walked down there, was laid on the bed and put to sleep and that's all I can remember.
I awoke to a lot of nurses around my bed wheeling me to recovery, and I kept fighting with the anaesthetist to take the breathing mask off my face! I wasn't told anything at first.
Whilst I was coming round in recovery, I looked down at my tummy and there was only one dressing over my belly button which I thought was odd. My mum was then allowed in to see me and I was asking questions about what they found etc. and was told that I'd had an incomplete laparoscopy because they had to stop the operation due to complications. As you can imagine I was absolutely devastated and sobbing.
Nothing the gynaecologist/surgeons said was making any sense - it was something to do with the gas they were putting into my tummy to see and operate clearer that went to the wrong place so they had to stop? Has this happened to anybody else before?
So basically I went through all of that for nothing because they still can't tell me what's wrong with me. I have been distraught for days because in the days leading up to the surgery I was bed-ridden instead of being a healthy 19 year old university student going to lectures. I was in so much pain and now I'm expected to carry on in this much pain and just get on with life, but I can't
So much was resting on that laparoscopy, and I've been told I have to wait another 6 months before they can do it again because apparently it's dangerous to put you under general anaesthetic more than once in a 6 month time period unless it's an emergency (e.g. car accident or whatever). For me, this is an emergency Has anybody got any advice please because right now the prospect of carrying on living like this is literally ruining me, I feel so unbelievably down.