I was diagnosed with endo 3 and a half years ago. I had a laparoscopy then and they removed/drained cysts and removed adhesions, as well as separating organs that were stuck together. I was given no follow up advice at that time (slightly complicated story that I won't bore you with) and of course the endo built up again over time. I had really bad pain and eventually a lovely GP referred me to the hospital again.
I had my second laparoscopy on Monday. I think they removed a cyst and adhesions - the consultant did come and tell me but I was still in the recovery room and could barely keep my eyes open so can't really remember. (I've booked to see my gp to see what she can see on the notes on the system).
Anyway, to my question! Before I went for the op the consultant had suggested I get a Mirena coil fitted during surgery. I read up on it and read forums and decided against it. I told her this before my op on Monday and she guaranteed me the endo will return if I don't take hormones. I understand the theory behind this of course but I'm not keen on taking hormones.
When being discharged the nurse gave me meds which turned out to be prog only pills. I guess that was in place of a coil. Having read up on these I am still very reluctant to take them. I can cope with endo pain as I've had to for years (it's the fatigue that kills me), but am not keen on the side effects of the pills. I'll speak to my gp about it next week, but I wondered if anyone else has chosen not to take anything after surgery? Or if you have, how has it been?
All advice welcomed