My name is Lindsey, and I am 43 years of age.
I was first finally diagnosed with endometriosis in 2010 after 15 years of being told it was IBS and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease amongst other diagnosis.
When i was finally given a laparoscopy it was found i had severe endometriosis which was attached to my uterus, bladder, bowel, pelvic wall but had also developed in the actual muscle tissue of my womb.
I had surgery to try and remove as much of the endomitrial tissue as possible and a marina coil inserted.
within 6 weeks my body was rejecting the coil and the only other alternative was a partial hysterectomy.
In January 2010 i had my hysterectomy. After my surgery until 6 months ago I had years of bliss. No tummy or back pain, no bloating, urine infections or bowel problems. Just bliss.
Then 6 months ago i started getting the same symptoms. I was admitted into hospital and told the condition had more than likely returned but as i had already had a hysterectomy doctors were limited surgically and decided to try me on HRT for 3 months to see if it helps.
In the meantime im still suffering pains, bladder and bowel irritation and fatigue. Im battling with wanting to return to work with the guilt of not feeling well enough to do so.