Hello everyone :) I'm Endo Girl (short for Endometriosis). This blog is dedicated to all the girls and women affected by the disease Endometriosis, and for those that do not know anything about it. Throughout the process I hope to help support those who have it and to change some people's perspectives on this misunderstood disease.
Side note: I do suffer from this disease and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me & show your support :)
livingwithicanduc-deactivated20 asked: Hey there, just read through your story. I've had ovarian cysts since I started menstruating and my current OB-GYN thinks I have endo, I've just yet to find time to schedule a laparoscopy. Did you notice immediate relief after surgery? I've gotten mixed answers on whether I should schedule it soon or if I can wait awhile. If there was some pain relief from it, I think I would be more motivated to do it soon. I greatly appreciate your blog and learning more about this illness. xx Marissa
Hey, thank you so much for your question, I really appreciate all the wonderful things you said too! I, too, have had ovarian cysts that have ruptured throughout mensuration, and boy, they are painful.
As for the laparoscopy I had to have it done without a question because of the amount of pain I was in. After my surgery it was painful mostly because of the incisions and took me quite a long time to recover ONLY because I had been worn down and in pain for about 6 straight months. (My body was put through absolute hell so it was hard for me to bounce back). People recover differently but mine took a lot longer than the average so recovery should be fine for you. Depending on the level of your pain, that should be when you decide what is the right time. If you are in pain, I’d suggest you do it soon because it’s only going to get worse. But if it’s occasionally painful, I say you could wait a little bit. The pain relief can come from pills they give you at the hospital, most times. I had a mixture of that and the Lupron Depot shot and then a pill sort of like birth control to help with hot flashes. (Some would not recommend the Lupron Depot shot, it all depends on the person. I have had no problem with it but you should talk to your OBGYN about it and do research on your own).
If you need any further answers let me know and I’ll be glad to help! Remember I am not a trained physician and you should discuss this with your doctor and also listen to what your body tells you, it knows best! :)