Yep, I did it again. I had another laparoscopy/hysteroscopy yesterday. That makes my third lap, and fifth surgery in that area (including the c-section). But this time, unlike last time, I feel really, really good about the results.
My last lap was almost exactly four months ago, and I was driven home from that surgery groggy and angry. Yesterday, however, I was driven home groggy and really happy.
The surgery was only supposed to be an hour and a half, but it lasted 3 hours. When I finally came to post-op, sitting on the chair next to me were images from my procedure, with handwritten notes from my doctor. It was such a lovely sight. My husband came over and explained all of the notes to me.
Dr H had found many little patches of endo, and zapped them all. He found more scar tissue behind the right ovary and removed it. He also found some pretty extensive scar tissue behind the left ovary and removed it. Both ovaries had a film around them, so he zapped them both with a laser and cleared the film away. The right fallopian tube was hooked back up behind the ovary, so it was not in a position in which it could catch eggs, so he put it back in the right place. He also did a test on my uterine wall that confirmed there is endo inside the uterine muscle. He said that he could not see the rupture repair from the outside, but that he could see the scar tissue from the inside (which explains why Dr D was so proud of himself).
I feel pretty good about the results from yesterday. I am looking forward to seeing the video Dr H took at my post-op appointment and discussing what our next steps will be. I am so happy that I decided to stick with this doctor and have him do the procedure. I feel like he was very thorough, and further confirmed his abilities and knowledge. I know for a fact I am in good hands this time.
Even better is I feel surprisingly well. I was up and around last night and felt very little discomfort. Even today I don't feel much discomfort. I'm a bit swollen... okay, I'm really swollen, but I don't hurt and I don't feel like crap. All around, I'm feeling pretty good about things.