Been struggling for about 5 years now with pain all the time and heavy prolonged periods. After years of pushing I was finally allowed to have a diagnostic laparoscopy and they found stage 2 endo with adhesions that had stuck my bowel to my uterus.
The adhesions and endo were removed but I am still struggling with pain every day. I am constantly aware of my uterus and have cramping period type pains that extend all the way down my legs in to my knees.
It's uncomfortable and makes me feel tired and depressed but it doesn't stop me from working so I'm grateful that I don't have it as bad as some of you ladies.
I went back to see my consultant on Thursday about having a hysterectomy. I am keen to keep my ovaries and the conversation went like this. You are only 34........ you will have to take HRT for 20 years...... I WILL be taking your ovaries if you have this procedure!!
I've had Lupron/Zoladex/Prostap and there is no way that I want to make myself feel like that if I have the choice but it would seem the decision has been taken from me. It's either have my ovaries and uterus removed or nothing at all.
Would you ask for a second opinion? And how do I do this? Do I speak with my GP amd ask for another referral?
I'm currently giving the pill another go to see if that will help me with the pain so that I don;t have to have a hysterectomy at all.
I just want to get back to being my normal fun loving self rather than this moaning mess I've become.
Thanks in advance for any responses