Welcome to My World with Endo ūüĆ欆

Hello, and Welcome to Endo-My-World. I decided to start this blog as it is officially Endometriosis Awareness Month (March 2017) and so I’m hoping to share my story to raise awareness. I hope that by sharing my story I can help someone who is suffering to not feel alone, someone that has a loved one…

Appendectomy

That evening I was transferred to another hospital. I was placed on a ward and soon visited by a doctor. He did his own investigations to get to the bottom of my symptoms. What¬†I learnt is that when¬†you have appendicitis, your pain increases when they depress, rather than press your abdomen. I was experiencing this,…

Surprise Surgery

By the October, things seemed to be picking up. I was fully recovered and feeling really fit after my op. Running my pill back to back continuously was working well for me; I had no symptoms what so ever. It was an incredible feeling. I felt light, healthy, free. I was also enjoying chucking myself…

A Phased Return

I started back at work with some previously mentioned trepidation. How would my work colleagues be upon my return? How would they feel about my phased return? Would work continue to be reasonable, or would I soon feel pressure to be back full time? How would I feel physically? Was I returning too soon? So…

Life after Op

Following on from a laparoscopy, as previously mentioned, there’s a very odd system in place that means you receive treatment and then leave the hospital not knowing what specifically that treatment involved until you have your follow up consultation approximately 6 weeks later. Let’s put that into perspective. You sign a disclaimer beforehand to give…

Operation: Impact!

The day after my operation I felt great. Sleeping and getting in and out of bed had been a little uncomfortable, but not¬†what I’d remembered it being before. I think once you know what to expect, things seem to get a little easier each time. That first day of recovery wasn’t too bad, in fact,…

The Awakening

I remember starting to come to following my surgery. It feels like you are dazed, and can take a good few minutes before you feel you have checked back into the world. This time seemed particularly difficult, and I remember having a nurse by my side a lot trying to talk to me. Once I…

Laparoscopic Treatment

A week before the lap I had to go to the hospital for my pre-op checks. This is quite straight forward, they simply take your stats, draw some blood, and run a few swabs of your mouth and groin that are used to check for any bacteria/infections/etc. I didn’t mind this process, I had done…

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

As always with my posts, if you are looking for the factual details then this is not where you will find them! Instead, please look here. So a flexible sigmoidoscopy… where shall I start? Sounds rather glamorous doesn’t it? I mean, just sound the words out on your tongue…¬†flex-ib-all¬† sig-moid-os-co-py. It¬†conjures up thoughts of grandeur,…

The C Word – Consultation

Once I had started to recover from the explorative lap, I had a¬†consultation with a¬†consultant to discuss what was found and what would happen next. It’s a weird thing – it blows my mind that you can have surgery and not know the outcome until months afterwards, but I have come to learn and accept…

Laparoscopic Recovery 

When I first arrived home from the hospital, ¬†I didn’t feel that bad. It may be because the journey home had been so uncomfortable ; speed humps feel like medieval torture devices after abdominal surgery. You feel every small bump in the road, your driver is lucky if they reach 10mph without you verbally abusing…