2 Week Endometriosis Surgery Update *SURGERY PHOTO WARNING*

**FYI: IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE SURGERY PICTURES, CLICK AWAY!**

The pain is still pretty much the same unfortunately.

I’m still taking A LOT of pain killers, but I have had to cut out the morphine completely since it was giving me serve chest pain, to the point where I couldn’t breath.

My lower incision glue has all come away, and last night, I stupidly ended up catching the glue that was in my belly button and pulling that out. Whilst inspecting my new scar, I thought I saw more glue and started to pull it out with tweezers. It wasn’t glue. It was my stitches. Don’t try this at home kids.

Today I also went for a shower and slipped over, which caused all my stomach muscles to tense up, and it’s not been fun. Feel like this will never end!

On the plus side, I am managing to walk more ‘normal’ than I was before. Previously, a tortoise would have been able to walk faster than me. No joke. I would say I’m more at newly born foal stage now.

I’ve been in contact with my surgeon and her secretary. They sent me a letter explaining that they found ‘endometriosis lesions in the Pouch of Douglas and over the uterosacral ligaments’.

(Pouch of Douglas = in-between my butt and uterus. Uterosacral ligaments = something behind my cervix. Thanks google)

They also sent me the photos of my surgery. Last warning to look away…

 

Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 17.52.01So this is one of the two photos that I actually know whats going on… You can see it better in the right hand side photo, but the red splotches are the endometriosis growing…

Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 17.52.18Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 17.52.33Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 17.52.49She told me that she removed some scar tissue from a previous surgery, and I think that’s what this is…

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In all honestly, I couldn’t tell you 100% what is going on in these photos… I have my follow-up appointment on the 22nd of this month, so she’ll be able to describe in more detail what the hell is going on in the photos… And inside me…

She’s suggested that I keep taking my mini pill to try to stop/slow down the growth of the endometriosis. I am incredibly happy that I started taking this years ago, or the photos could look entirely different to how they do now…

As always, big shout out to everyone who’s been so kind and helpful! You guys are so awesome.

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29 thoughts on “2 Week Endometriosis Surgery Update *SURGERY PHOTO WARNING*

  1. Baby steps in the right direction. Hate seeing you in so much pain and feel hopeless that I can’t take the pain away, just wish we could find a solution to make you more comfortable and then you could start getting up and around. Love you to the moon and back xxx

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  2. I work in clinical coding so these photos are my life, I find it so crazy how they get such clear photography in a completely dark space. I’m on a mini pill (cerazette) and apart from my moods it’s helped me so much, I was anaemic for 6 years due to heavy 12 day irregular periods and since being on this pill my periods have stopped and I’m no longer anaemic. I hope it works out for you 😊 x

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing! I actually just had surgery to diagnose endometriosis a couple of weeks ago. I knew a little bit about it but I feel like there’s just so much to learn. I wrote about my experience up to being diagnosed on my blog if you’d like to check it out. I vlogged some on the day of my surgery and my recovery as well, but I haven’t posted it yet.

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      1. I’m feeling good! I have some pain at my incisions but not much and not very frequently. I had some issue with the glue stuff catching on things too! I’m still experiencing the pain from the endometriosis itself and I was hoping the surgery would give me some relief as they cauterized what was there but so far that hasn’t been the case. I have a post-op appointment coming up to discuss the next steps though. Thanks!

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      1. It all went well thanks, kept my ovaries so no hormones needed. Unfortunately my cervix couldn’t be completely removed due to the endometriosis but hopefully I’ll be pain free from now on.

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