Looking for some help and advise from you lovely ladies please am feeling desperate...
I had total pelvic peritoneal excision surgery 10 weeks ago. Surgery was a few hours long and they removed all endo from various places - urethra, bowel, uterosacral ligaments, ovary, pouch of Douglas the list goes on as well as shaving my bowel and separating my bowel from pelvic wall which had fused together. Removing all pelvic lining. They also done a cystoscopy at the time.
I was advised the average recovery would be six weeks, but now 10 weeks on I am still off work and suffering with my doctor and surgeon just saying it takes time. Please has anyone else took this long to recover and experienced the below symptoms still? My surgeon doesn’t seem bothered and hasn’t offered any helpful advise.
- constant dull pain in tummy
- sharp pain in legs and ankles
- constant exhaustion/body aches / breathless a lot
- feeling of constant water infections
- pain when passing stools
- Excessive night sweats
- horrendous period post surgery
I am still being prescribed tramadol and have tried reducing but then feel so awful increased again. Am really fed up now and work are not so understanding either.
I haven’t drunk alcohol and had a good diet, moved around daily etc since op so followed all advice.