Hi ladies. I had my second laparoscopy last Thursday. When I woke up, I was shown photos of my uterus and ovaries, and was told they found nothing, all was normal... and that's great but obviously does not explain the last 9 years of hell.... I went to see the GP yesterday (what doesn't help here is the staff at my GP surgery have changed a lot recently so I'm seeing a different GP each time...) with my discharge letter, which said "no further follow up required". I said I either wanted a follow up with the consultant, or if not, to know what my next steps/options are. He said that this was clearly a mistake, as I should automatically go on to a waiting list for a follow up appointment, and that I should ring the secretary. So I got home, rang the secretary, and was very quickly brushed off. She said that as there were no abnormalities found, I had no gynaecological problem and was discharged from their care, and should speak to my GP. I explained that he had asked me to call! (I am now booked in with another GP for an appointment next Tuesday). I got off the phone and just cried. For 9 years I have been passed from pillar to post, like so many other ladies on this forum. When I see the GP on Tuesday, I am going to ask for a referral to an endo specialist centre (I have seen general gynaes up until now) from the BSGE list. Does anyone have any recommendations/success stories? From speaking to people and the symptoms I have, I am so convinced I have endo (happy to be proven wrong, but I need options instead of being dismissed!!). I live near Cambridge and so would need to travel a little way, but if there is anywhere I should be particularly requesting, all suggestions welcome!
I've just read this back and realised it's a long rant, sorry! Thank you in advance for any help! Xxx