Hi all I'm a new member and I already have a sense of relief being on this site by reading and able to share my story and not feeling so alone with this chronic disease.
I have suffered with endo for nearly 20 years and although I am very lucky to have a fabulous son (20 years old) I was unable to conceive again due to endo. I've had 7 operations some due to endo including a full hysterectomy. Although I had about 6 years of being almost normal after my hysterectomy I'm now been suffering again for the past 2 years because the scar tissue is round the bladder, bowel and maybe my kidneys. I'm having laparoscopy in two weeks and depending what they find open surgery after that. I've been off work since last November with a trial return February but I couldn't stand up to teach my students so I'm off again. I had steroids injected into my stomach last week to block the nerve endings and hoping for some rest bite from the pain but that hasn't happened. I'm very lucky that I have a very supportive family and friends but it's good to be in contact with women who can understand more because you are all experiencing the same. If anyone would like a friendly chat or advice please don't hesitate to message me. Hope you all have a good day. ☺️Thank you for reading my very long message. X