Im 36 and been suffering with many symptoms, the list of which has been getting longer over the last 6 months!
I had a follow on appointment with my brilliant Gynae yesterday. He said it looks as though it's endo and has given me 3 choices.
2. Hormonal treatment
3. Pain killers.
Well... I don't want hormonal treatment (would like a sibling for our 3.5 year old - been trying unsuccessfully for 2 years, likely due to frickin' endo!!). Painkillers, apparently only mask the pain and endo can still develop and who wants a life on painkillers when the pain could actually be resolved?
So, inevitably, that leaves the lap!
Yesterday, I had been having a few good days and so was still undecided about having a lap. I was supposed to be giving him a decision either way, but when I have some good days I feel like to will all just disappear, yeah right!
However, had I been for my appointment today the answer would have been YES, BOOK ME IN, I'LL HAVE IT TOMORROW!! Why? Well, back to being sore again
TMI but it seems I am so much worse after DTD with my husband (which isn't comfortable at the moment :'-( So this is actually high priority for me and that if it is endo and it can all be made better things can return back to normal, YAY!
Another baby would be a bonus but we have an adorable boy who we are eternally grateful for. He took 9 months to conceive which I appreciate isn't long, but when your mum is 1 of 7 and your sister blinks and gets pregnant it felt like an eternity.
My Gynae goes on holiday for 2 weeks in August so the decision is, do I get in over the next 2 weeks (private healthcare) or wait until September to get my head round the idea of a lap. Even writing this I know what the answer should be as another 8 weeks of this... ooooff!
Does anyone have any advice about a lap? Or have some good stories to tell? Should I just get on with it and stop thinking too much and 'man up'?
After a lap can you actually get through a day without thinking about tummy ache, fatigue, bleeding, burning thighs, sharp pain in groin... it's been so long I've forgotten what it's like to go through a day without hurting!
Wishing you all well with your endo.
Thank you lovely ladies