I have had this very surgery, for the same thing.
The specialist I saw told me afterward that endo is indeed a very odd condition in his experience. He said he frequently sees women who present the worst symptoms and then when he sees inside there really isn’t that much in evidence. Conversely, he said, he often saw women who really didn’t present the worst symptoms and when he got in there it was everywhere. He then went on to say, that I had one of the worst cases he’d seen and he’s done thousands of these things. My symptoms were clearly bad enough to end up at a surgeons but really not horrendous as some I’ve heard.
In fact he did it twice for me. When I had it done the first time, he explained that it wouldn’t last forever. And sure enough, exactly as he predicted, 7 yrs later, my symptoms returned and I went back and had another with the same success.
What you’ve been told about the recovery is very accurate by me. It’s very quick and easy for surgery.
This may be TMI but when I had this surgery I was admited in the early morning, put into a robe and bed, then moved onto a gurney and moved out into the hall, finally moved again to just outside the surgery suite, then into the suite. There was a woman coming out the other way, on the next gurney, she was moaning a little, just coming around. And the nursing staff keeps coming over and asking me if I have any pain? I am very confused by this, why should I have pain? They haven’t done anything yet! Next don’t they move me back out into the hall and then back to the recovery area and my waiting husband, swinging the curtain around our little cubicle.
My first words to my husband were, with shock in my voice, I tell him they’ve made a mistake and gotten things confused and shuffled me back out before they actually did anything. All the while I’m pulling at the covers and robes trying to get down to my belly to see for myself.
Imagine my surprise to see one tiny little curad over my navel. My husband said the look on my face was priceless. I repeated the story for a couple of days to anyone who would listen - it was so real to me. Drugs sure are funny things.
But back to the useful information. I recovered quickly, yakked once but that was the tylenol 3, I stopped them and just used extra strength tylenol and I was good to go, I shuffled around the first couple of days but that’s the worst I recall, it was day surgery both times I had it.
Relax, it should be a breeze. If you have anymore questions don’t hesitate to ask me. And best wishes be with you.