In November last year, after a long, hard year, I was diagnosed with endometriosis.
My surgeon said that he had found more endo than he would have liked to, in the pouch of douglas and on my right ovary, also a cyst was removed, I've also been told that it may be very hard for me to have children and that the earlier I start, he recommended that I start trying now, I turned twenty years old this week, I've been with my partner since I was fifteen years old, we are settled and happy, he's been incredibly supportive and understanding, but I am just not ready for children yet, is this selfish of me?
My endometriosis is hereditary, my Mother's ended in a hysterectomy, I find that her advice is very optimistic, and sometimes I'd like to hear a different opinion.
Two months on from my surgery, I am still in agony, I'm passing large clots and have that awful pulling pain, I'm taking such strong pain killers I feel drowsy and out of it, this is leading to problems at work, and I'm in constant fear that I won't be kept on at my job, although they are very understand, they have a business to run.
I am currently taking codine, menafamic acid and the mini pill to control the bleeding, but I am finding no relief from this, are there any other pain killers that anyone finds helps?
I also hate taking the medication, as I suffer with asthma and severe constipation (also endo was found on my bowel), are there any natural rememdies/diet changes that any one has found helpful?
I just feel very lost at the moment.
Does anyone have any advice for me?