And I got all positive news. They have concluded it was a bad infection, which has cleared. No idea what it was or how it got there, but, it's gone. Bad scarring, but, they have decided to continue monitoring rather than operate unless symptoms persist or worsen. They was no free fluid found in the abdomen so they don't know why I have extreme swellings. GP has referred me to a bowel specialist for investigation in the meantime so who knows.
Thank you to all of you lovely people who were kind enough to reply to my worries. I'd also like to thank everyone who has ever written a post on this forum, reading your journeys, symptoms and above all the positive attitude that came across while you travelled on this horrible journey, I found very reassuring and helpful in my own fears. You've no idea how much of a help you all were.
I want to send warm and positive thoughts to you all, whatever stage of the journey you're on.
Have a joyous and peaceful Christmas, and wishing each and every one of you all the very best.
P.S. Pass on the message to everyone to not ever ignore symptoms (I know you all do anyway). I buried my head in the sand for far too long and was told I probably had OC. After my experience, I too keep passing on the message and will continue to do so.