Hi everybody I just thought I would share my story so far which may be helpful.
I have suffered from endo symptoms for the last seven years. I have been pushed and pulled from one doctor to the next, having smears, ultra sounds, blood tests ect and have never got anywhere.
I have had numerous trips to the A+E department in need of pain relief but once the pain has been treated and they have worked out I did not need immediate attention they sent me home.
In Feb I researched where the endometriosis specialists where in the UK, I found the nearest one to me which was in London and printed all the relevant information. I made a doctors appointment and gave my doctor the relevant information and asked to be referred. After discussing this my doctor referred me and I got an appointment come through a month later.
I have been to that appointment today, i prepared by writing down all my symptoms and researching the next steps by using the endometriosis UK website. After this appointment they took my bloods and put me on the surgery list to have a laparoscopy and a hysteroscopy within the next 12 weeks.
It seems that i needed to take the lead and present them with information and be very assertive with my answers in order for them to take me seriously. I hope this story can be of some help to you guys who are still suffering and aren't getting the treatment or answers you need.
I am now really worried about having the laparoscopy having not had any operations before or been under any type of anaesthetic. If anybody has any advice on what i should do on the day and day after please let me know. thinking about this is giving me anxiety hopefully this will pass.