Had my long awaited follow up yesterday after my 2nd lap/partial excision in May this year. The surgeon was lovely explaining my biopsies and all about adhesions. Basically he said that the endo will grow back and that the only way to get rid of it is surgery but this can make matters worse as it can cause more adhesions. He suggested going on the progesterone pill (I have refused all hormone treatment with the exception of mirena in the last year). Last resort would be to give me a hysterectomy only after I had tried the menopause injections with HRT for 6 months but this would be years away as I am only 39.
He would not advise what stage my endo is and said not to get to hung up on the details. His advice - cutting out wheat/soya etc & alcohol wont help, everything in moderation. Reduce stress and be happy. I'm not sure why I am feeling so disappointed as I kind of expected it.
Interestingly he said endo was an autoimmune disease, I know there is a lot of speculation regarding this.