So I wanted to share an experience I'm currently dealing with following a Lapraroscopy. I have had 3 Laps over the past 5 years. The first 2 I had the Endo burnt away, I have 4 very small scars, 2 in my belly button and 2 just below my knicker line. The recovery was painful but bearable and took about 4-6 weeks for me to feel the benefit and about 6-10 to be pain free.
Two days ago I had my 3 Lap but this time I had the Endo CUT out and Dye test done to check my fallopian tubes. ( This is meant to be much better, more effective, takes the Endo alot longer to come back and is the best solution if TTC). I have 4 abdominal incisions, (bellybutton, below knacker line, and one each side where my ovaries are and are all very small.)
For me personally and being completely honest... having it cut away I much much more pain. I'd say I have a fairly high pain threshold when it comes to coping with pain ( God knows us Endo ladies need it!) I'm struggling to walk, sit, stand,lay down, go to the toilet, move in any way and of course sleep! Every moment hits above my pain threshold. They did find it had spread both sides ( left side being worse), to my blader and very close to my left ovarie, but No blockage and my ovaries and fallopian tubes were perfectly fine. I did suffer quite badly with the shoulder pain, pains in my chest and right in my ribs after from the air/gas they fill your stomach with during the op. That was aweful too.
ON A POSITIVE NOTE - within 12 hours of having the op I noticed a huge difference to my hormone levels. I don't feel hormonal at all! Apart from the pain iv not felt this good in myself and my own body in years! Huge difference. I'm still swollen and bloated but the pain from the trapped air/gas has now gone and I am very much looking forward to the pain in my stomach going so I can enjoy feeling human again. And even though it is much more painful, at the moment I would recommend having Endo cut out as a pose to it being burnt away.
I'll keep you updated if this changes at all.
Lv Ally :o) xxx