I had my first laparoscopy yesterday morning and the surgeon did find and treated some mild endometriosis.
However, after the surgery I was unable to pass urine and ended up in ED with catheter and currently I’m still catheterised and that will be the case for the next few days when they will try take it out and see if my bladder works. Otherwise I will need to learn to put a catheter myself.
I am absolutely TERRIFED. I’m only 22, I don’t want to be catheter dependent all my life. The doctors don’t seem bothered, but it’s winter and hospitals are overflowing and I’m not sure if they weren’t just trying to get rid of me.
I was told urine retention is very common and that I don’t need to worry but I can’t stop myself from crying every few hour when I have to drain my bag.
Has anyone experienced something similar and can reassure me that this is only temporary?