Well… the time has come. I am having my second laparoscopic surgery tomorrow November 9th. If you aren’t aware of what a laparoscopic surgery is “Laparoscopy is the most common procedure used to diagnose and remove mild to moderate endometriosis. Instead of using a large abdominal incision, the surgeon inserts a lighted viewing instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision.” However even though it a minimally invasive surgery it is still taken seriously. It involves multiple organs that can potentially be connected together. Some are even frozen together.
There are two types that can be performed. Not many doctors actually know how to do the ablation method. My first surgery was an ablation and I am not sure that I ever actually recovered from it because the pain has only gotten worse.
The documentary EndoWhat goes into great detail about the importance of having the proper doctor perform the surgery on you. Dr. Tamer Seckin, an endometriosis specialist, talks about the potential complications and intensity of the surgery in the documentary. I have included what he said. Disclaimer the documentary is not free. It was purchased for me after my first surgery in 2016. The source of the clip is my own personal copy of the film.
With that being said, I personally do not have the ability to see a specialist. Even though they seem like the best ever some of them do not accept insurance at all! Also, there isn’t a specialist in every single city. So for me, I am very unsure of how everything will go. My gynecologist listens to me and takes my pain seriously. I am grateful for that however sometimes I wish I could see a doctor that can cut out what is there and have some type of relief from one of the conditions of mine I have.
I am nerves and happy about my surgery at the same time. I am nerves because the first time my omentum and bowel were attached to my pelvic side wall. Along with endometriosis lesions being found in multiple places. Oh, and my left ovary is behind my uterus. Being that my pain has gotten worse I am scared to see what is where and attached to what if that is the case at all. I am happy because the guessing games about my tender uterus and pelvic pain will be over. I am honestly sick and tired of trying all these different medications.
My goal for this surgery is to get answers, see what the biopsies of my tissue are going to say and to take care of my endometriosis for a little while and focus on my fibromyalgia.
What has your surgical experiences been like? Let’s chat in the comments!