I thought it might be good therapy, and also (hopefully) useful for others if I kept a bit of a blog about my first endo lap. I'm going in for day surgery tomorrow at 11am, fingers crossed I can come home but I'm going prepared as I tend to not tolerate anaethetics and strong pain killers very well, so they might keep me in. I have pcos in addition to the endo, which is very much suspected but this will be the first lap I've had to totally diagnose. I had a laparotomy 20 years ago for a dermoid cyst on my right ovary, and don't have much of that one left as a consequence. I now have 3 large cysts on my left ovary causing me massive amounts of ad hoc pain that is getting more and more frequent - today in particular, I'm sure they know about tomorrow cause they are giving me some serious gyp! Tomorrow as well as the lap to drain the cysts (they are draining rather than removing to hopefully preserve a degree of fertility) the plan is to remove any endo found. I'm also having a hysterscopy with tubal patency checked out too.
I've been quite apprenhensive up to now, my date was brought forward 2 weeks so I have felt quite unprepared. But now I'm very much looking forward to having it done, and I hope, getting an end to this pain. I realise it's going to be painful still for some time post op, but to finally find out what's going on in there, and having a way forward is quite a relief. I've got support and also quiet times when I'll just be able to sleep lots, so I'm hoping that by Christmas, I'll feel like joining in a bit with the festivities.
Anyhow, my intention is to keep updating as I'm going along, probably won't be til after the weekend at the earliest I expect, but I do hope to post episode 2 very soon! x