I had my lap a week ago now and they found and removed endometriosis from my pelvis, particularly on the left side and fitted a Mirena coil.
When I came round from surgery I was told I wouldn’t be having a follow up appointment as the surgeon had got it all with the laser and that combined with the coil was the treatment.
It’s been a week now and I’m still in a lot of pain, to the point where I find it difficult to sit up at the table to eat and also to do small tasks like a load of washing or wipe the surfaces. The pain is particularly around the incision sites, period type cramps and also back pain.
They also discharged me with no painkillers so I have been managing on paracetamol, ibrufen and a minimal amount of co codamol. I’m due back at work on Wednesday and dreading it - luckily I work from home.
My query is, is this level of pain normal? They said to speak to my GP if I am in pain but I’d have to ring up at 8 to fight for an emergency appointment and I’m not sure this warrants that.
Also I’m a bit lost with what the next steps are? Do I still have endo? Will I still have pain? What do I do if I think it’s coming back? they said they got all of it, but I know endo is a chronic condition and may well come back.
Thank you so much for any help you can give!