Newbie here & looking for answers. (Arnt we all!!)
I will try keeping this as short as possible!
My pain all stemmed from having an ectopic in 2001. My left tube had to be removed as i had lap & dye and they discovered my remaining tube was completely fused together so unable to conceive naturally.
I have had chronic pain for as many years as I can remember and was fobbed off with IBS for many years. My work has suffered as I've had so much time off I nearly lost my job at one point.
Eventually after basically begging for the hospital to give me another Laparoscopy (for 9 yrs) they finally agreed. I have fibroid, pcos and possible endo (she said she couldn't see any but it's not always visible to the naked eye) during this Lap they found my bowel was fused to my uterus with adhesions, which were divided whilst I was under.
Finally I felt some relief and was pretty much pain free! I then decided I was ready to find out about IVF as we were desparate for a child and time was ticking.
NHS refused me as I was too old (34!) In the end we did an egg share program amd we are now blessed with our 2 yr old angel who is currently chatting away playing with her chalk board! My little miracle!
Anyway, once my daughter was born (I had kind of forgotten about all my pain as I never got any of it whilst being pregnant either) as soon as my first period arrived, BANG, that was it. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Same pain that I remembered so well had started affecting my day to day life again.
I have asked to be refered to hospital again and am currently waiting for a date.
What I would like to know is
* should I ask for a hysterectomy?
* will this even help?
* will they refuse me?
I am 37, cannot have children naturally (and no way we can afford another cycle of IVF) and am in so much pain I'm dosed up on codeine for two weeks out of every month. My sex life is non existance as it hurts so much during and after. My whole stomach bloats out and it actually feels all bruised and like it's going to fall out.
Just wondered if anyone has any advice because I'm desparate.
Many thanks in advance guys