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Post laproscopy for endo

Hello,

I'm just looking for a bit of support and maybe a virtual hug? I had a laproscopy on Monday. We're trying to have a baby and have tried the natural approach to endo but found out both my ovaries had 4cm cysts on them.

I'm feeling pretty low post surgery as I have ended up with a catheter for at least a week. I'm so nervous about my long term recovery and I'm due my period next week - I'm actually dreading it!!

I normally have incredibly heavy periods and I know the laproscopy is unlikely to help with this symptom so not even sure if I could carry a pregnancy?

Not really sure what I'm asking to be honest, just feeling a little lost (I have a remarkable husband who is great but I don't want to burden him with all my emotional turmoil right now)

Thankyou for reading.

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Bless you are having a time of it! I don’t know what to say to you other than a few days post my op I was very emotional! Sending you a big cuddle xx

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Thankyou!! I'm an emotional person anyway so always prone to a sneaky tear or two. How are you doing now?

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Snap! And this tips me over the edge quite often! Plus anaesthetic blues are a thing!! Just let it all out that is all I can suggest.

I am ok, I have days where it’s too sore and I can’t do anything, other days I cope! I am glad I have the answers, but part of me is like I don’t know how I can keep feeling this way! Sorry this is turning in to my moan!

Hope you are nice and cosy, and letting your hubby take care of you xx

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Some days are so overwhelming aren't they? Have you tried some natural approaches?

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Yes they really are! Although my GP and consultant suggested I thought they would cut out a little cyst and I would be ok! Like you say it just seems to much sometimes. No I haven’t gave you?xx

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I’ve actually read that post laparoscopy blues are a thing so this may be contributing to your mood. And yes I can’t imagine the catheter is helping.

I don’t really have any words of wisdom, but just try to go easy on yourself and don’t beat yourself up for feeling a bit low. It’s great that you have a supportive husband, but I know what you mean about not wanting to burden him.

Sending a virtual hug x

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Thanks so much. Reassuring that hopefully the blues are temporary. Do you mind me asking how your periods were after your laproscopy??

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I’ve only had one period since my laparoscopy. It came on time and was somewhat painful but manageable. I’m due shortly and although I’ve been getting some pain, it’s significantly reduced compared to pre-laparoscopy. I only had my lap (and diagnosis) last month and am still quite emotional about the whole thing.

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I'm sorry for your diagnosis. I hope you have a lot of wonderful support. Emotions are sometimes the hardest symptom aren't they?

Have you tried yoga?

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Funnily enough I started yoga last week for the first time! I loved it and am making it a regular thing.

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Sending you a big hug 🤗

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First of all sending big big hugs... I'm sorry you have ended up with catheter. They are so uncomfortable. I hope the rest of your recovery goes well and you start to feel a bit better xxx

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Big hugs and wishing you a speedy recovery, hope you feel better soon xx

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It is tough, don’t give up hope though. We tried for a baby for 5 years. Had three rounds of IUI and at a routine scan before starting IVF they found cysts on my ovaries and diagnosed me with endometriosis. Three months post op I was pregnant. Rest up and take it easy. Crying is part of the healing process xx

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