Just had, after just over a year of suffering & initially being treated as MSK injury I have finally seen a Gynacologist . So now I have a 4 month wait til my lap & Mirena coil.
Will be my first operation ever , so nervous but glad to be moving one step nearer helping this awful disease! I have to say I was shocked about how long it can take to get a diagnoses. In retrospect I wish I was more aware of endo because I think I could have received treatment much earlier on but only after I was referred back to MSK for the second time & I had yet another flare up of pain that I feel they realised / convinced Gp this is not muscular & I had a scan- finally some answers.
One GP I saw after the scan, was brilliant & knew all about endo & worked in Gynae . So I feel we really do need to get this disease more publically aware! ( impove GP knowledge ) . So when women go to GP they can say ... Have you considered Endometriosis ?
My symptoms are chronic & don't follow the expected presentation but my pathology does!
Working with Endo pain is another issue & I have chronic pain with exacerbations & there is not necessarily a pattern. I can get pain if I walk or stand for long periods of time I suppose I am hoping to hear from others that after the lap they have had a good result & life in general is better. Also bit concerned about the coil?