So back in Sept 2012 I received my first op for Endo. They found both ovaries had cysts one side the largest was 8cm and the other side 10cm. There wasn't much else there other than the cysts and I got instant relief after the op, even with all the post op recovery pains I felt miles better.
I'm just under 2 weeks post op from my 2nd op and I'm still sore but then again things were drastically different this time around.
They said I'm now stage 4. They had to remove almost all my left ovary to remove the cysts there and they burnt away the right side ones to try and preserve my remaining ovary. As well as the usual cysts I now have patches everywhere to the extent everything in there was joined in a ball in the middle (no wonder I was in so much pain), they couldn't treat all the patches without a bowel surgeon and a few others present. Apparently that's the plan for next time around as well as a full hysterectomy.
They have given me a deadline for thinking about children, I have between 6-12months roughly before things get too out of control. I'm 29 and recently out of a 12yr relationship and living back at the parents but my surgeon (who thankfully is an endo specialist) said he doesn't care if I'm single when it comes to IVF, especially in this situation.
To say my head is swimming would be an understatement, even almost 2 weeks on.
Both my parents are wonderful and supportive, even so far as to say I'm more than welcome to stay with them if I do get pregnant (although Dad says he doesn't want nappy duty)
I have a follow up appointment in August to see how I'm doing and that's when I've to see about creating a mini me.
I've always wanted children and to hopefully carry them myself but if I'm honest I never thought seriously about it before because my ex didn't want any, now I find that she's no longer in the picture and I have a countdown timer to deal with.
Has anyone here gone through IVF while single? Or has anyone else had to deal with a similar situation regarding a time frame and drastic change from previous results?