So my background. I always had bad periods...from age 13 to 18 I could not explain the pain it was so bad. So often I was told that's just what "being a woman" felt like and to get over it especially around the age of 15. At 18 I went on the pill and the pain got better! However throughout this time I had chronic UTIs and bowel issues but just kept being told that periods will do that to you. I finally had a cystoscopy in 2008 which came back with nothing so felt I was fussing yet again. It wasn't until early this year when the pain was getting all too much especially the bowel pain that I saw a female doctor at my surgery. I had never usually got to see her because she had been on long term sick. My usual doctor really didn't want to do anything and a year ago refused to send me for a gyne appointment because I didn't want kids. Through this other doctor I finally got my referral which led to my laparoscopy and diagnosis of endo.
Mostly at the moment I feel...a weird mix of relieved and sad.
So hello and just wanted to get my story "out there" as it were.