Hello fellow endo warriors!
I had my second laparoscopy 9 days ago. My first a year ago was just to diagnose the condition and because of the extent of the endo and adhesions found they were unable to remove anything at the time. I was diagnosed wth stage 4. This time the surgeon did a fantastic job and was able to remove most of the endo as well as freeing up my bowel, bladder, Fallopian tube and ovary from adhesions. I also had it covering the whole back wall of my pelvis and a lot of new growth surrounding my vagina (which would explain why I found intercorse so painful) I was under anaesthetic for 4 hours!!!
While at the hospital the doctor gave me a sick note for two weeks. I had explained to my employer that it would be a minim of two weeks I would need off and dependant on how much work I had done. I need to phone my boss today and update him on how I feel and when he should expect me back. I'm still in a lot of pain, it seems to have got better for a few days and then got worse, I don't know whether I've done too much the last few days or what but I'm feeling very sore and sorry for myself today! Please could anyone offer me any advice as to how long they have been off work after their op etc. I am a childcare practitioner and care for a group of very energetic 2 year olds so I don't want to push myself to go back too soon. Also my boss being male I feel quite uncomfortable discussing my condition with him, more because of his reaction when I try to explain.
On the plus side the operation went better than first thought and the specialist surgeon was able to save my fallopian and ovary which are now in full working order! So hopefully after a few weeks my partner and I can continue to try and conceive our first child!