2 Week Endometriosis Surgery Update *SURGERY PHOTO WARNING*


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 IĀ 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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  1. Lorraine
    10th June 2017 / 7:34 am

    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

  2. 10th June 2017 / 9:31 am

    Newly born foal stage šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ that really tickled me!
    I hope you recover quickly lovely xx

  3. 10th June 2017 / 12:45 pm

    OMG. Hope things are getting better, and most important, hope you’re feeling better.

  4. 11th June 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Hope you feel better! Thanks for sharing your journey and these pictures!

  5. 15th June 2017 / 5:15 pm

    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 šŸ˜Š x

    • 15th June 2017 / 5:32 pm

      It’s insane!! And it’s honestly helped so much! My periods have stop completely too! I’m so glad it’s helped you out! X

      • 15th June 2017 / 6:14 pm

        It’s like a little miracle! Careful if you’re ever on antibiotics tho, I always get a period 2 weeks following the start of my antibiotics xx

        • 15th June 2017 / 6:15 pm

          Thats so strange! I’ve never had that whilst I’ve been on antibiotics, but thanks for the warning! xx

    • 19th June 2017 / 2:43 am

      Recovery isn’t going too great if I’m honest, but little baby steps and I shall be back to normal! Thank you though! xx

      • 19th June 2017 / 2:45 am

        I have a close friend who had the same surgery as you, and I know it takes awhile to get back on your feet again. But I’ll be sending positive vibes and hope you feel better soon!

        • 19th June 2017 / 2:47 am

          Thank you so much! I wasn’t told before that it’s actually quite a bit surgery, despite the tiny incisions!

  6. samsuelu
    21st June 2017 / 6:19 pm

    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.

    • 21st June 2017 / 6:25 pm

      You are very welcome! How are you feeling now with recovery? I’ll definitely check it out, and want to watch those vlogs! x

      • samsuelu
        21st June 2017 / 7:11 pm

        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!

        • 21st June 2017 / 7:31 pm

          Well best of luck to you! Hope everything gets sorted soon, and you’ll be pain free xx

          • samsuelu
            21st June 2017 / 7:43 pm

            Same to you!

  7. 28th June 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Wow – I had a hysterectomy on 22/6/17 still at the title phase. I look forward to new born foal. Sending good thoughts for your recovery

    • 28th June 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you! Fingers crossed your new born foal stage comes soon! How did it all go? Hope you’re healing well! x

      • 29th June 2017 / 8:28 am

        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.

        • 29th June 2017 / 11:07 am

          I’m keeping everything crossed that the pain will bugger off now, for you! x

  8. 18th October 2017 / 3:01 am

    Hope things get better. I started physical therapy after my 3rd surgery and it’s a saving grace!

    • 18th October 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Theres been talks about me having PT, but nothing came of it! Glad it’s helping you though! What age did you get diagnosed if you don’t mind me asking?

      • 18th October 2017 / 9:03 pm

        I was 17 when diagnosed. I’m 20 now so had a survey every year since my diagnosis and now pt

        • 18th October 2017 / 9:14 pm

          Oh god! Thats sounds horrible! I’ve only had one surgery so far, but have no idea what the future holds!

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