This year I discovered I had stage 4 Endometriosis. I had 2 chocolate cysts removed and was referred to a specialist. I have also discovered that my bowel is stuck to my womb and ovaries, and have an obliterated pouch of douglas. After having 2 consultations, I still feel confused about what is next. I am in a good position to have an operation as I can have paid time off work, but is this the right thing to do?
The doctor said I should consider 3 things: Pain, fertility and bowel. At the moment I have had 6 months of prostap injections and no significant pain, unlike before I had my op and injections. I don't feel I have true symptoms to go off. Secondly I am not planning on having children for a couple of years, so what's the rush? I just feel that I don't want to leave it there to get worse, but the risks of surgery are serious too. Has anyone been in this situation? How do you decide? There are so many pros and cons to every choice. I'm feeling so lost and confused.