I've been a lurker on here for a while now, and reading all your experiences, advice and support has helped me get through the dark days. Thank you.
I've been suffering with endo for over 10 years now, been in and out of hospital, lots of admissions, morphine, monitoring, advice, laparoscopies, scans, you name it, I've had it. I finally got diagnosed a few weeks ago, which was a massive relief - it hasn't all been in my mind, and it's not now being ignored. I've had male doctors telling me it's just women's pains and to man up, friends thinking I'm flaky and boyfriends thinking I'm just a bitch. Nope, it's not just me.
Apparently, it's been so hard to diagnose because the endo is on the back of my vagina (horrible word!) and by my rectum. I'm currently waiting to see my consultant for next steps. I have refused the mirena, bad experiences with hormones and the coil previously, and have been offered to be part of a GnRH drugs trial. I'm not sure. I'd like to have another baby (I have an 8 year old and I'm currently edging towards 30).
There's a lot to think about and lucky for me, it's a Saturday night, I've come on for the first time since my lap (yay! More pain! Thanks, body!) and am currently floating in a mix of diclofanax, paracetamol and codeine, with a little tramadol waiting. Basically, another Saturday of cancelled plans, miserable mooching and frantic changing of clothes due to leaks. Since going vegan and gluten free, I can't even break open the Dairy Milk to console myself.
Anyway, I just wanted to briefly share my experiences, say thank you for sharing yours, and say hi. Hi.