I am 44 and when I was 29 weeks pregnant I became very ill and my baby daughter became distressed and so I had open surgery to remove my appendix and delivery my daughter in 1 operation. 1 month later I was still ill as my appendix hadn't been the problem and so I had another open surgery to remove the right hand side of my large bowel
(colon) including the lowest part of the small bowel due to what they thought was Yersinia. I was told by my surgeon that after this surgery it would be advisable for me not to have any more children due to potential danger for myself if another op had to be done. 17 years on my daughter from that op is absolutely fine, (typical 17 year old girl lol) but for the last 15/16 months I have been suffering from stomach cramps, bloating, worse diarrhoea (sorry tmi), stabbing pains in left pelvic area, aches in back, bum and top of leg, and cystic structures found on ultrasounds and mri's on both sides with 1 on the left being the biggest at 8.5cm. This might be a blocked fallopian tube and so might 1 of the cysts on my right side. I was put on Prostap injections and that did at first help with stabbing pains and did reduce size of cyst but it didn't help with back aches and stabbing pains have started to return. After a referral to a bsge centre as my general gyny ( and myself) suspected endometriosis I am now awaiting my date for a total hysterectomy and bso, hopefully laparoscopically going in under rib (as not want to try lower down as that was where previous surgeries were) but if can't get in or see properly due to adhesions etc from previous surgeries it will be turned into open surgery. He will also do excision on any endometriosis found.
I am very nervous as not sure what they going to find in there and might have to do bowel surgery if problems with bowel as well. When saw bsge specialist and he was going through all the risks he kept saying that for every normal risk mine would be higher.
Well thats my story, sorry for the long post. Any words of wisdom greatfully received. X