Hello all, I'm 23 and just had my first laparoscopy in February where they diagnosed me with stage 4 endometriosis and removed cysts and nodules from my ovaries, uterus and bowel. I've had horrendous periods since I was 12 and would be in crippling pain as well as vomiting, fainting etc. My Mum has been asking since I was 15 if I could be tested for endometriosis, but was told time after time that I was far too young to be a sufferer. Two years ago I bought a tens machine which has changed my life, in that, even though it doesn't completely eradicate the pain, it means I can get off the bathroom floor! Before I was diagnosed I applied to be a Police Officer and have been successful and am due to start in May, however now I'm terrified that they are not going to think I'm not fit enough to complete the role. I've always been driven and determined but at the moment feel like the pain is winning. I just wanted to know if there was anyone else out there who has a really active job and how they deal with the condition. I've also been trying to change my diet and wondered if that has helped anyone?
Any advice or tips anyone has would be fantastic. I have found comfort in reading all the posts, I have always felt so alone with this problem and to actually have it diagnosed is a big thing!