Thought I would share an update. So 10 months ttc with no luck. I decided it was time to see if there was anything else blocking this from happening or whether it would just take a little more time. I decided to see an obgyn specialist. I had an internal ultrasound done and he suspected I may have a little bit of endo (50% chance) at the back of my uterus. So he booked me in then and there. I am super lucky I only had a 2 week wait and the hospital was literally 5 minutes from my house.
Hubby and sister had her day off to come with me. I was a little nervous as I have never been in a hospital to have surgery before! I was terrified of the drip (needles 😩). After an hour wait it was finally time to go in. I was on the bed, given a relaxant and two attempts at putting in the drip. And I was asleep before I knew it!
Coming out of an anaesthetic was the weirdest feeling. I was so tired and relaxed, alert in my brain but not in my body. I could hear the nurses saying that I had four incisions and immediately I knew the doctor needed to remove endo. I was shocked. I was in disbelief. I had absolutely no symptoms! Similarly to my thyroid 😜
After a few hours in recovery my specialist came to see me and told me the extent of my endo. I hade stage 4 deep infiltration endometriosis! It was found in multiple spots and had started to infiltrate my bowels and bladder! The doctor needed to seperate and loosen up old scar tissue that was starting to limit movement of my organs.
I was discharged at around 7:30 that night and was feeling ok due to the pain killers I was on. My family came over for dinner that night and I was tender but ok. The next week was a different story. I could not believe how sore and swollen I was! It was a struggle to do anything that involved my stomach muscles. I couldn’t get in or out of bed by myself, couldn’t shower or dress myself, couldn’t cough or sneeze, couldn’t walk without being hunched over 😱 by the third night I was so frustrated with myself.
It’s now 1 week +2 days later and I’m finally starting to get my movement back. I went for my checkup and found that the incisions aren’t healed up yet. I still have stitches and I’m quite bloated. I changed my bandages and have now found out that I’m most likely allergic to them, just my luck!
My husband and I have our first wedding anniversary coming up and we re-booked the same place we stayed after the wedding. It has a gorgeous cedar hot tub that I won’t be able to use 😢😢 6 weeks without baths, spas and pools!! But I have heard wonderful things about women falling pregnant within months of having endo removed. Fingers crossed!
I extended my time off work, and am hoping to get back next week (I am a little worried as I work with kids). But I miss them all dearly.
Have you had this procedure done? How was your recovery? Thanks for reading xx