This is such a great forum - I've found so much reassurance, wise words and good advice on your posts - thank you
I'd love your thoughts on diet to minimise endo returning post lap as I really want to conceive naturally and avoid ivf if I can.
I'm only recently diagnosed (large cyst on my right ovary on scan, nodules on physical exam) and having my first lap next week to remove as much as possible whilst protecting / helping fertility (I'm lucky that my local hospital is a bgse centre).
I think they're only going to drain the cyst and won't touch what they suspect is on the bowel for now to protect fertility as much as they can - I'm 37. I know it's likely the cyst will eventually re-fill and they want me to get pregnant as quickly as possible (as do I!) ideally naturally but they're putting me on the waiting list for Ivf too.
I'd like to try the diet to give us the best chance to conceive naturally post Lap, and to reduce the symptoms/pain etc that I currently have.
My questions are:
Do you think diet changes have made a big difference to your endo?
Is there a diet book you recommend?
It's a bit overwhelming to imagine cutting out everything I've seen listed (I love broccoli but a girl can't live in that alone!) Are there things that you know make a huge difference eg red meat but somethings that make less difference eg dairy
Can organic make a difference to keeping it on the "good" list? Eg dairy, or grass fed meat?
Thanks ladies- You are all such experts and I'd be so grateful for you advice