I had my first Laparosocy done on 27th august and it went wrong.
The ended up puncturing my stomach, which ended two nights in hospital.
I got told three different things, one it was the fact I was stressed, two I had a small frame, I'm 9 stone, and three that my stomach was in the wrong place. They kept me in nil by mouth two nights then allowed me to drink water and then food (40 hours without being allowed to eat )
I come home with lots of medication, antibiotics for my stomach, some pills for stomach acid, codeine, paracetamol, co-codamol etc which all helped with the pain and now since having finished the course I'm still rather lethargic - seem to be going to bed tired, waking up tired and through the day can't seem to get my energy levels somewhere normal if that makes any sense. I'm suffering migraines too which isn't really helping with three kids aged, 3, 6 and 7!
I'm still waiting on my letter from the hospital for a follow up appointment too. To be honest I saw the consultant who performed my Laparoscopy briefly twice, 5 mins each to ask how I was and that they did find endometriosis but only a small amount and they burned it off and that's all was said that and they punctured my stomach but stitched it up.
I am fully stitched up, just waiting for the stitches to come out, (dissolvable ones). I can move freely now compared to last week and taking the kids to and from school etc but I just don't feel my normal self, I have no one I can talk to, to relate to, so hoping there is someone here I can relate to.
I also had some light bleeding for 3 days after the surgery then it stopped for a day then a little heavier the next day then stopped a few days later, haven't had any blood enough to land on my pad since but when i wipe after a wee, on the odd wee there is blood on the tissue.
I suppose what I'm wanting to know is is there any foods or drinks I should avoid to help keep the endometriosis from coming back. I know I was on Norethisterone (stops my periods, but also got told off my GP if it was endometriosis those tablets help shrink it! which would be ideal to keep taking when I come out of hospital) Yet the consultant has told me to stop taking them and to be honest with you the way she talked down to me and the way she came across I don't feel comfortable talking to her let alone seeing her ever again. Whereas I would feel more comfortable speaking to my GP to which I saw him and in all the time I've felt confident with him he spoke down to me like the consultant who performed my operation which made me lose confidence. I know a few others were like well you not sure it's because of the experience you had at the hospital masking your view o things etc but it personally has me shocked to the core, I just don't know how to explain it.
I've had two periods since the operation and don't get me wrong they have been brilliant, lasting 4 days and only being light compared to the long 7-9 days heavy non stop periods before hand however the whole ordeal has left me so low and down, have no confidence.
It's also affecting mine and my husband's bedroom department if you know what I mean, and it's putting a wedge between us, not just the sex but the afternmath of how I feel, he's frightened to hug me incase it hurts as I had three deep incisions in my abdominal wall, I'm always tired and grouchy because of it
I have ended up complaining to our hospital trust where I can past on my experience and let them know what happened and ask for it to be looked into, I'm getting a response by the 7th December 2015.
So only time will tell. I feel until it's looked at I can't lay it to bed sort of speaking.