Young, Dumb, and Diagnosed


Last week (Thursday) I had the diagnosis of endometriosis confirmed. I also had a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, merina coil fitted and lesions cauterised. I'm 20 and am in my first real long term relationship. I won't lie, I'm terrified. Of the diagnosis, of what it means, of the impact it will have on my relationship, on my body, on my studies, everything. At the moment I don't know anyone that also has endo, or even how best to approach talking to my other half about it. I am also struggling to find a way to control the pain, at the moment only morphine seems to help and in the last 2 weeks I've spent 8 days in hospitals on morphine.

I'm sorry for this post siunding so whiney, especially as I realise that I am far from being the only person to go through this. I guess I was hopimg that there would be someone out there that would be able to give me advice or would be able to put up with my ramblings or anything because at the moment I feel lost.


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  • Hi Steffi,

    Sorry to hear you are you going through a difficult time. I'm not sure if you are aware of it already, but you may find the Endometriosis UK helpline useful where you can talk to someone about what you are feeling and going though. To find out more, go to:

    There also may be a local support group in your area. Find out more at:

    Hope this helps and wishing you all the best.

    Vanessa, Endometriosis UK

  • Vanessa,

    Thank you :) I sat down last night and looked through where my local support groups are and suchlike so hopefullythings will be on the up :)


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