I have been diagnosed only a few months with Endo. I basically wanted to talk to you all going through the same problem. Although I have a great support system, I feel like no one really understands it. I’m hoping you lovely people can give me some support/words of advice.
I currently have cysts on both sides, the one on the left roughly 6cm and the right is around 4. On one hand I'm very glad to find out my diagnosis, as my periods just got worse every time and I have been suffering with the pain for almost a year and a half. However, it is a difficult thing to adjust & I'm worried now that it might ruin my chances of conceiving, I’m not ready yet, but I also don’t want that choice taken away from me. I also just recovered from a 3-year injury on my lower spine and coming out of that was a huge journey. I was ready to return to working full time as well but I feel as though I'm back to square one!
Currently, I'm having so much discomfort on my left side and my bloating is so severe, even though I eat healthy, the bloating makes the left side pain worse. The only thing that's my lifesaver is 'Milk of magnesia'. My body has changed so much and it's kind of upsetting to see that no matter what I eat my stomach looks so huge and feels uncomfortable all the time, not to mention I constantly feel gassy. Intercourse is quite painful, and although my husband is very understanding, it’s hard to cope with that.
I'm due my lap (date not confirmed) and I'm terrified of this, I've never had surgery and I've got so many things running through my mind. I guess my questions to you all would be how can I be better prepared for this surgery and what will I expect right after having it, any advice?
Have any of you ladies who’ve had the surgery, been able to get pregnant?
Are any of you finding you get tired easily? My nurse though I may have chronic fatigue, but this all started when my problem started. How do you manage to stay alert/awake?
Also, what ways are you ladies finding to cope with everything? I find sometimes I get quite down and angry about things, especially waiting to hear about my laparoscopy date, it makes me so anxious and it feels like I’m in limbo at the moment.
Sorry for all the ranting, but I needed to get that off my chest ☺
Thank you x