I have had had 2 laps in the past 3 years to confirm endo in my bowel (sigmoid, a 3cm patch that is full thickness of the bowel wall). My consultant has advised surgery, a resection of that part of the bowel, they hope to anastomise it. The weird thing is that I do not have endo anywhere else, just in my bowel.
I am having an MRI tomorrow to confirm the extent of the endo on my sigmoid, as my last lap was 18 months ago. My symptoms have worsened in the last few months, so I am worried the patch will have grown :-(.
Is there anyone else who just has bowel endo? Also people with experiences of a bowel resection, can you tell me what the recovery was like? I have 2 young children and not much family near by to help. I have been told it would be 5-7 days in hospital and approx 4 weeks recovery, is that realistic? They are hoping to do it laparoscopic, but there is a small risk it may have to be open and also a small risk I may need a stoma!!
Thanks so much.