Long story short been struggling for months/years on and off regarding pain, bowel and urinary problems and fertility problems.
Had my laparoscopy Tuesday and they found I had a endometrioma (chocolate cyst) 7cm x 8cm x3.5cm on my left ovary. Endometriosis between my uterus and bowels, on the pouch of Douglas, and adhesions sticking everything together. The cyst ruptured during the operation and they had to “wash my stomach out” due to the old blood/bacteria in my stomach. Ended up with retention and had to have a catheter passed-to drain my bladder. I had 4x incisions.
I am really struggling with my pain. I know a lot of it is from the gas in my stomach from the op- but the pain in my shoulders wow. I have been given oramorph for pain, got sickness meds and trying to rest but move as much as I can.
Any tips on recovery??? Pain management?? Also swelling to stomach it is very prominent on my left site where my ovary had to be “reconstructed” as the dr put it. Is this normal???