Following on from my earlier blogs. I am now 6 weeks post op and I feel absolutely brilliant. I have been discharged from the hospital and have also been advised that I should be able to return to work 1 month earlier than expected. I'm a PA.
My wound has heald brilliantly, no infections at all and best of all I am no longer on any painkillers - they all stopped a week after my op. I just take paracetamol for the occasional headache now and nothing more. I have so much more energy that I have to keep putting the brakes on to remind myself what I have been through and had done. I have been through so much I don't want to do anything to put myself back.
I was put on HRT 4 weeks post op - Evorel Conti patches and I have not experienced any problems.
I have been out on my mountain bike today for the first time in ages and cycled 2 miles no problems. The only form of exercise I can't do yet is lifting weights or anything that uses the stomach muscles until I am 3 months post op.
The other thing I have noticed is that my sex life has returned better than it was before. I have always had a healthy appetite and am fortunate to have a partner that feels the same but has also respected the cruel disease that is endometriosis so never put any pressure on me. Now it is me putting the pressure on him, I pounce him at every opportunity I have - the poor thing.
I was 40 last weekend and everyone says life begins at 40. For me it definitely has.
Good luck to all the lovely people out there that are still fighting to get help, relief and support for this terrible and cruel disease.