I've just been booked in for my second lap in 3 months. In the last one I was diagnosed with endo stage 4 and had chocolate cysts removed from my ovaries as well as a lot of laser/excision work on the endo. My right ovary and tube were embedded in my pouch of douglas and shrouded in endo, so the surgeon worked mostly to free them up last time.
I now need to have the uterus, bowel and right pelvic wall separated from each other. In addition my consultant will perform diathermy/excision of any remaining endo and take some photos.
I've now been on Prostap and Mirena coil for the last 2.5 months and am hoping that this will have shrunk the endo back a bit. I've also been going for acupuncture privately, which has been brilliant for pain and restoring energy levels after my last lap. I am getting sciatica nerve like pain in my right leg still, but apparently that won't be sorted until my surgeon unsticks everything from my right pelvic wall.
However, I saw my consultant again yesterday and she warned me that it will be a very painful operation. Do any of you have experience of dissection of uterus from pelvic wall and bowels?
I thought the last lap was pretty intense!