I saw a gynaecologist for the first time in February after suffering for years. He put me on the list for a diagnostic lap, which should happen around mid-June.
I had my pre-op appointment last week, which I had assumed would be with an endo nurse or similar, but was in fact just a general appointment to assess anaesthetic risk etc. So she couldn't tell me anything specific about the procedure, including whether it will be purely diagnostic, or if they will remove anything if they find it.
She advised me that I will be seeing my surgeon and anaesthetist on the day of surgery, so I can ask any questions then...
I feel like I know what is likely to happen and what to expect, but only from my own research and through being a member of this forum. I have not had any medical professional explain to me what endometriosis is, or anything about the surgery other than the doctor that referred me, who's words were 'i think we need to look inside, is that OK with you'
Is this normal, or should I have had a better, more specific 'pre-op'??