I was interested in everyone's experiences of post op care- in particular the follow up appt with the consultant. I'm due for my post op appt in october (4 months post surgery). However, there is little information anywhere (this includes endo UK) about what to expect post surgery.
I feel like everyone is so preoccupied with getting their diagnosis or treatment that we just don't think about what is going to happen afterwards. Can anyone provide any information about what their consultant discussed with them at their post op appt so that I can prepare myself? In my case I do not feel that my excision was successful and so want to know what I can do going forwards. Is further surgery recommended? How soon can you have another lap? I have all these questions running through my mind.
My experience post surgery was pretty bad to say the least. I had only been back from recovery 10 minutes (very groggy from my GA and in pain following a 3 and a half hour op) when my consultant spoke to me for less that 10 mins about what she'd found. Given my state at the time I do not remember much at all. At the time I asked her to put everything in a letter to my GP - but this again was very minimal - 'lap with excision, coil fitted, found in X and X location'.
I've read lots of stories on here about people experiencing similarly poor care post lap where they are told the bare minimum by their surgeons and only later find out more information from their GP about THEIR bodies. I'd be interested to know whether this experience has been better for those at accredited centres? My op was by a general gynae surgeon (althought the hospital itself is a specialist centre).
In addition, I think it would be very beneficial for Endo UK to have information on their f&Qs page (or just any information) on POST surgery - and perhaps a suggestion list as to how to prepare or 'questions you may want to ask your consultant at your follow up'
Would be great to hear everyones experiences - both good and bad. x