I'm gradually, and with great resistance, facing the fact that I need another operation for my endometriosis. I was diagnosed when I was 25 (8 years after telling my GP I had it), had a laparotomy in 2005 to remove bilateral endometrial cysts and another laparotomy in 2006 as there was another one on my right ovary. I had an incomplete cycle of IVF in 2008 with my ex-husband which resulted in a miscarriage and since then have steered as clear of surgery and surgeons etc because I felt completely traumatised and wanted to build myself a life.
I'm now 33, a full-time qualified English teacher with a new partner and the pain, recurrent UTIs, dizziness etc are telling me I need treatment again. I keep away from hormones, particularly after pretty horrific IVF, and I take only paracetamol because stronger painkillers mean I can't work. I can't bear the pressure to have children that each doctor has put on me - yes, I am aware of the time window I have! So now I'm looking for a consultant that might do more than just treat me like a slab of meat and one that won't even dream of mentioning the dreaded 'h' word (hysterectomy).
Can anyone recommend any particularly good endo clinics / consultants? Thanks for your time reading this.