Newbie. Having my first lap tomorrow :(

Hiya,

As it says I am having my first lap tomorrow. Nervous is definately the word. The doctor hasn't really said for definate that I have endo but it seems likely. I've been in horrendous pain for the past month and have had 4 trips to hospital and 5 trips to the doctor. Got palmed off with 5 lots of antibiotics for a urine infection that never actually showed up on any tests. I was put on the pill to "see what happens" and started bleeding yesterday when I shouldn't be. (freaked me right out). I have really, really pushed for the lap as the general idea with all the doctors I saw (apart from gyno last week) is that I'm too young to have it. I'm 28 so am fully aware that that is tosh. As I said, I don't know if I have endo but I just want to get to the bottom of this pain. Haven't been able to drive, work or leave my house for a month now. Any advice would really be appreciated. I'm currently on tramadol, paracetemol and ibroprofen but sill have pain.

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  • good luck with your lap tomorrow, i am in a similar boat with the possible endo, they are trying the Zoladex first than not sure what next hopefully a lap to find out for sure. I was off work 12 weeks and now on short shifts and light duties. Once again good luck for tomorrow and please let me know how you get on

  • Hi first of all good luck with your lap tomorrow - hope it goes well. I know it can be nerve-racking at first but once you've had atleast you'll be in position to know whether or not you have endo and hopefully move towards treating/managing it. I was diagnosed when I was 28 so you're definitely not too young to have it. They tried me on the pill but didn't work for me and I had to have another excision lap not long after diagnosis. Make sure you take it easy and take as much time as you need to recover after the op. Good luck

  • Thanx girls. Hopefully by this time tomorrow I will have some idea of whats going on. I feel like I'll be able to deal better with the pain if I at least know what it is if that makes sense? I've been tying myself in knots not knowing. x

  • Hello! I've had my first lap today! Too sleepy to write properly and will blog to all lovely ladies ive been speaking to update soon, but felt like you last night and wanted to reassure you!

    I'm 5 hrs post-op on here so a good sign! Really wasnt as bad as i imagined! I have 3 very small incisions, 1 in tummy button. Stayed 3hrs after op and they have given me pain killers to go home with. They found endo and did some lasering. I am sore, have local anaesthetic wearing off but think we are used to being in pain. Take a pillow to support your tummy in car on journey home. Pain is managable, just feel a bit bent over, hurts to get in and out orf seat but fine when there and exhausted!

    Worst bit is rollercoaster of emotions as i was freaking out if they found something or not how i would cope. Too sleepy to really take all in and think will hit home soon, the journey has just begun but glad im not insane! Ive bled quite alot and dont usually so get some night time sanitary towels.

    Good luck and let me know how you get on. Will be thinking of you. Hugs xxx

  • Hi, hope your op goes well. Peppermint tea will really help with your wind afterwards, from where they pump gas into you. It should help the shoulder pain you can get as the gas tries to escape. I had my first lap at 21 and have had a further 2 since. Best Wishes x

  • I hope your op went well and that you got some answers x

  • Morning girls. I have officially joined the endo club!!! He found 2 bits at 10 & 5o'clock and lasered them. I was completely out of it when doc talked to me so that's all I know. Bed side manner left a lot to be desired!! The nurses were amazing though. I'm in a lot of pain from all the air tho. Peppermint tea is on the go. (Thanx ginger). I''ll keep you posted on progress. Thank you for the support.It means a lot. Xxx

  • Morning girls. I have officially joined the endo club!!! He found 2 bits at 10 & 5o'clock and lasered them. I was completely out of it when doc talked to me so that's all I know. Bed side manner left a lot to be desired!! The nurses were amazing though. I'm in a lot of pain from all the air tho. Peppermint tea is on the go. (Thanx ginger). I''ll keep you posted on progress. Thank you for the support.It means a lot. Xxx

  • Morning girls. I have officially joined the endo club!!! He found 2 bits at 10 & 5o'clock and lasered them. I was completely out of it when doc talked to me so that's all I know. Bed side manner left a lot to be desired!! The nurses were amazing though. I'm in a lot of pain from all the air tho. Peppermint tea is on the go. (Thanx ginger). I''ll keep you posted on progress. Thank you for the support.It means a lot. Xxx

  • Hello how are you feeling now? It takes a while to get back to normal as i was off work nearly 3wks but i had to have alot of work done when they found i had severe endo :( hope all who has just had an op are feeling loads better xx

  • hiya lynnie,

    Still struggling with the gas in my tummy and shoulders. Also, I've got quite alot of pain where the initial pain was and where the endo has been removed. Is that normal. I had a sat down shower earlier and its been really sore since. Just need a bit of reassurance really. Is it just too much too soon? I got no info from the hospital before I was released at all. xx

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