I recovered quickly from surgery, you only stay home a week really maybe less if there wasn't much endo to remove, it's really a minimal surgery, they make one small cut on your belly button and 2 small cuts in your lower belly left and right, just so the instruments can fit in. I needed the lap because of pain :-( the cysts had to get out. I don't know how much damage it does to your ovaries but if you do have endo on them, of course they gotta cut out the endo part and with that a part of your ovary and egg reserve is cut out too. But some endo parts are just stick needle size, it's the cysts that's big and maybe is attached to other tissue also to other ovarian tissue. If your cysts don't cause you any problems at the moment, you could wait on the surgery and keep trying to TTC some more months. But i was told that the endo on the ovaries can cause damage to them and the egg reserve as well. The endo parts scar your ovaries too through the repeated healing process after every period! The endo parts behave like your uterus lining, they bleed every period. So it's really 50/50 i would say either way, both (endo and surgery) damages your ovaries.
Oh i forgot to note, sometimes they only cauterize the endo on the ovaries, when they know you still want to get pregnant. I think that's what they did with me. But it doesn't removed the endo properly and cysts most likely come back as the endo is only burned on the surface and not cut out. But with this method you don't really loose any ovarian tissue and eggs. They advice you though to try to get pregnant right after surgery before the cysts come back. Sadly i didn't see my husband for about 3 months after my surgery and i think by the time we tried TTC my cysts came back. So either they just cauterize and give you some time before it comes back to get pregnant or they remove it properly, it won't come back but you might loose more ovarian tissue and eggs. It's really difficult! My egg quality is low too :-( a simple blood test can tell, but it's possible to improve your egg quality, so that's what i'm trying with supplements and diet.
The diet I'm on, is gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, caffeine and red meat free. Yes, difficult i know but once you know what to eat instead it's not that bad. It improved my overall health, i feel less fatigued and less pain. Endo seems to be linked to celiac (gluten sensitive people) and immune system problems.
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