So 2yrs on from diagnosis I was back to Square 1, consistant pain on a day to day basis, nausea, fatigue, fighting to get through each day.

Finally after 12 months if waiting surgery day was here. I was more anxious about what they would find rather than the actual surgery.

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Here I am booked in and waiting for my slot on the operating table, to sliced, diced and burnt to get rid of the gremlins inside causing me days of endoproblems.

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I finally head down to the operating theatre at 11.30am, laid in the pre op room getting hooked up to needles and wires, the team did everything possible to keep me calm and positive which worked, even the newbie trying to stick a needle in my hand, after the 4th attempt it was in. Next thing I know they put a mask over my face a couple if deep breaths and I was gone.

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Two and half hours later I slowly wake up in recovery, and the one thing and only thing I asked was to check that I didn’t have a stomach pump. Thank God. An hour later I was back on the ward, still drowsy but very little pain which was heaven. Few hours later I was awake and feeling a little uncomfortable, I was visited by one of the consultant’s team to feedback on what they had found and done.

As luck would have it the 1st incision he went in the left side rather than through my belly button due to previous surgery scar. As he went in my bowel was attached to my belly button and everything, womb, overy, bladder was all stuck together to my bowel.

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Five incisions later, 3cysts drained and removed, everything unstuck and back into their original place and endo burnt off. Surprisingly I didn’t have much pain, sore and uncomfortable for a couple of weeks. The main discomfort was from the incisions, especially a couple of them

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Unfortunately a couple of incisions became infected and dissolving stitches weren’t dissolving but once they were out I felt really good.

2months on I am in very minimal pain, however I am yet to experience good old AF, so in a few weeks we will see if surgery has made a difference in that area to.

I just want to thank everyone who has got me to where I am now. I know I wad not the easiest person to be around so thank you.