I'm new to the site but have been under a local gynaecologist for the past 2 years. I was diagnosed with endometriosis after a laparoscopy and given 3 months to conceive without success. I then had a laparospic op to burn as much away as possible and had the mirena coil fitted. I was told that my bowel, bladder, kidneys, rectum and general pelvic area were very affected. I'm 9 months on and whilst the vaginal blood flow has eased I'm suffering with daily pelvic pain and every 23 have a 'bowel period ' for those days I can't eat properly, the cramps are unbearable and the blood loss / frequent visits to the loo drain me. Another number of visits to specialists means I'll finally be having a hysterectomy and part of my bowel removed. Part of me is relieved and part of me is petrified. I'm 34 and whilst would have loved kids know that this wasn't my path and an other option was for me and my husband. My mum keeps reminding me that I have suffered from the age of 14 after starting my cycles at 10. Many a time I passed out from the pain and at the age of 15 was referred then but was told to take pill and all would sort itself out when I had a baby! Oh! 20 years on I think if it had only been that simple. I really hope this is a new start for me and my quality of life really improves. I'm on here as I don't think people really understand how big this is for me. I'm sure someone on here does! Any advice for post operation support?