Hi all, I'm a newbie to the forum but 17 year 'veteran' of endo and just had my 5th laparoscopy. Apologies in advance for the long post.
I thought I'd write on here as to put it bluntly I'm really struggling after my last (5th) lap 3 weeks ago. A bit of history - I have or had endo on both ovaries, bladder and bowel with cysts and fibroids. My previous laps have been laser ablation and I felt incredible always two days post surgery but this time it's just not the same at all. This time round I'm 5 years older, waited way over what I should have done for surgery (was over 9 months) so I was really suffering with chronic fatigue, depression and pain. At surgery it was established that I have deep infiltrating endo on my right ovary, bladder and bowel with a fibroid the size of a golf ball which were all removed with retrograde fixed uterus. All were removed with excision rather than laser.
I felt better within 2 days as I thought I would although nowhere near as good as I used to but it's been downhill from there. I'm teary all the time, feel really down, feel very fatigued and wooly headed and I have persistent pain in my right ovary region especially when I pee and even when I walk I get a sharp stabbing pain which has come on in the last week or so. With hindsight the info I got from the consultant was really lacking especially with regard to the differences, if any, in recovery between laser and excision. I just don't know if what I'm feeling is normal and I'm putting far too much pressure on myself to be feeling better or whether something is amiss.
Thanks all x