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My lap results

princessk09
princessk09

On my discharge letter it says “ evidence of mild past infection, patches of endometriosis was found and a cyst on my right ovary which was blood stained fluid and drained”

The blood has been sent for samples and I have no idea what this past infection could be.

What does blood stained fluid mean?

My uvula is so red and inflamed right now, is this normal?

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princessk09
princessk09
in reply to Hidden

I have a slush for my throat haha and I don’t know I didn’t see my surgeon as he was doing another surgery but I’ll see him in 6-8 weeks. Xx

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princessk09
princessk09
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It’s annoying that it’s vague and how long do you have to wait?

I feel your frustration.

I saw my surgeon in recovery ( my blood pressure wasn’t stable for a while) and I have no idea what he said! 😳

I came home with no notes - all discharge summary said was excision of endometriosis ,to see him a month time ( I had complications after surgery ) and to see my fertility doctor within 3 months.

You could ask your GP to explain roughly what the notes mean. I know notes are always vague! xoxo

Just wanted to say I'm pleased you have a diagnosis now hun. Least you know what's, causing your pain. Hopefully your parents will, be more supportive now. Big hugs and, rest up 😘💝

Yeah they are definitely nicer about it now haha

That's good. It helps sometimes to have the diagnosis with invisible illnesses like ours xxx

Yeah especially since it’s not an illness with definite symptoms since they vary xx

So glad you got a diagnosis! Just focus on healing now xxx

princessk09
princessk09
in reply to cmbxm

Thank you, my stomach is starting to hurt now and feel tight around the cuts but my throat is the worse pain atm xx

cmbxm
cmbxm
in reply to princessk09

The throats the worst in my opinion, I found drinking room temperature sugary drinks like ribena helped the most x

So glad you had a positive experience with the lap. And a diagnosis! I'm even more glad to hear your parents are being more supportive. In case you don't already know, with mild endo you can have severe pain and symptoms while with severe endo some have little or no pain - the severity of the diagnosis often seems to not match the severity of symptoms so I hope you feel 'justified' regarding your parents now. It does tho that the cyst could have been an endometrioma so worth discussing that with your consultant at your review. Fantastic you physically feel fine post op. As others have said you'll still have anaesthetic in your system so don't get ahead of yourself and over do it - you need to rest the next few days and take each day as it comes. Lots of warm drinks will help heal the throat (it can be nasty I know), along with jelly, fruit sweets and ice cream to numb it for a while. Pineapple juice is meant to be helpful for the throat as it has healing enzymes. Well done on getting through all that you have - after the year you've had you've certainly earned the status of endo warrior ;) Lovely that you've taken the time to reassure others that your first experience of a lap is nothing to be scared of. Xx

princessk09
princessk09
in reply to poppy75

Hey, thank you. I’ll probably get more info from my surgeon when I see him in 6-8 weeks.

My parents are definitely more understanding after I gave them the “I told you so” 😂

I’m in a bit of pain now with my bellybutton stitch but I do struggle to rest. My parents keep telling me off and say if I need anything to ask them.

If anyone is scared of their first lap etc, I’d be happy to help them as it honestly isn’t bad and felt nice to have a good sleep. It was just weird waking up and time felt it had fast forward with no memory of it actually moving. Xx

poppy75
poppy75
in reply to princessk09

Wow - total turnaround regarding your parents, that's great. And do let them help you. You'll find lots of tips on here for dealing with the gas from the surgery when it decides to start moving (you'll know about it! Pain in shoulders and bloated stomach). The only other thing I'd say is I suffered very badly when my period hit 2 days post-surgery. I don't know if you're on the pill to prevent that happening but just make sure you have adequate pain meds at hand in case that happens if not. No guarantee it will be bad - seems to be different for everyone xx

princessk09
princessk09
in reply to poppy75

I haven’t suffered gas pains which I was expecting. My anaesthetist was like you’ll feel groggy when you wake up etc but I felt fine.

I’m due my period this week but I don’t know if I will or not due to the surgery. Xx

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