Nodding your head, that is so funny hahaha. Have you seen Carol Pearson's YouTube Ted talk about endo? I recommended and actually made a few of my family members watch it. I have a good mind to email a link to it to all GP surgeries and gynaecologists but of course we can't communicate with them that way. Do have a loom though, it certainly made me feel a little better about my own situation and helped a few members of my family realise that this is not just me being negative and moans (cos I know that's what they thought). I truly believe people still don't understand the disease and think its just bad period pain and so they don't want to even learn about the disease. I just find it all incredibly frustrating, I go through phases of not caring and feeling like I can fight it, though to feeling angry and upset that no one seems interested.
I've just suffered a really bad period but mainly because I kept going to the loo, wee and diarrhea - which left me extremely dehydrated which has taken me days to recover from. My mouth has been so dry that it's either from the frequent toilet trips or my hormones. It'd prefer it be from the former.
I cannot believe your doctor told you to get pregnant, what a complete plonker.
Lucky my gynea in oxfordshire does seem to understand a lot more than my first gynea did.
Curlyjo I suspect we are under the care of the same guys, as mine are also fertility specialists which does help them understand how devastating an impact endo has to our bodies.
It's my GPs who have been disappointing. I know they can't specialise in everything but some comments i have had from them are utterly bizarre and shocking at the same time.
Post op my other female GP told me I should have a hysterectomy, she clearly had not even glimpsed at my records otherwise shed know i have been battling infertility as well as this disease.. Recommending that to a 38 year old who has not had children is just darned ignorant and crass. And, she is my 'named' GP and I have absolutely no relationship with her at all.
Luckily a part time female GP is nicer but I am always so hesitant to book appointments. I just can't bare the ignorance.