I am just letting any of you out there that are waiting to have a laparoscopic operation for Endometriosis what it is like and how I fell now.
I had my operation just over a week ago and I would say today is one of the first days I feel okay to get up and move around the house a little although I am still in a lot of pain and I am taking regular paracetamol, Ibrufen, Audomonal, Tramadol and Senokot to help alieviate the constipation which I have any way but can be made much worse from taking Tramadol.
My surgery lasted around 3 hours and I was shown some pictures of my insides before and after surgery which was great as I could see the difference that the surgeon had made, he had used diathermy to take away the adhesions, unstick my bowel from my womb and he mobilised my ovaries and tubes as they could not be seen on the before picture as they was wrapped in scar tissue, adhyleosis was the name the surgeon gave to the adhesions. He did say that it was very severe and he did not manage to treat it all due to him not being able to carry out a procedure on my bowel and I had not been given a bowle preparation prior to my operation, which I do think should be mandatory. I did however for my own piece of mind use a strong enema before I went to hospital which just made me feel better.
The surgeon was very professional and gave me a lot information, but I did only get to see Dr Idama as I paid private to go and see him at Fairfield hospital as Warrington hospital fobbed me off by telling me there was nothing wrong with me, I simply had a cyst on my ovary which a lot of women get and the pain must be from something else, I will not name the Dr but he was so unhelpful and unkind and did not listen to me at all, he told me to be thankful that I already had a son and that the pain should be managed with painkillers every day if needs be but that I defiantly did not have Endometriosis because the scan showed nothing which I know that ultra sound cannot see Endometriosis anyway and that the CA125 test was so low I also did not have it either which again is not always accurate.
To anyone out there who is suffering please do not be fobbed off as I was for a year and eventually paid private and got treated straight away but some people may not I understand have the money to go private but what you can do is keep going back to your Dr.
I teach students aged 16 plus Beauty therapy and makeup and I shall be raising awareness of Endometriosis in my tutorials as I always discuss women's health and breast cancer but from being off work sick and going back to work I have realised that not a lot of staff or students know what Endometriosis is or how debilitating it can be if not treated correctly and so this is now my mission to raise more awareness and to raise money from charity events.
Any questions please ask and if anyone has any ideas of where I can get posters or information to display for students in the communal areas please get in touch and let me know thank-you.