My name is Emma, I'm 22yrs old, I've suffered from endo for 7 years, diagnosed with it last New Year's Eve (yes, very warm welcome into the new year!)
I have stage 4-5 endo, found on pouch of Douglas (the name I found very amusing when I first heard it) I'm like 60% sure it's where the vagina attaches to the cervix anyway it hurts to sit down,, it was also found on the tendons that are attached to the womb, my right ovary, and in the pelvis. I did suffer from very severe pain with all of this (I'm sure all of you know what it's like), I would never wish this up on anyone!!
My gyne suggested either a historectomy or prostap straight away, of course I went for the pro stap for 6months (my dream and goal in life has always been to have children) so for me this was my only option.
The prostap only worn the pain off to a certain extent I would say from 1-100, 100 being the most pain, my pain was still at 40 but hey at least it wasn't excruciating!, I have recently come off of my prostap (still getting those horrid hot flushes).when I had a gyne app 3weeks ago she recommended either trying to conceive straight away or prostap for another 6months (but with how the last one did there was the chance of more/worse complications with trying to conceive) so me and my fiancé (who by the way has been a god send through this whole thing!) we went home a had a talk and after a few tiffs and looking through finances decided this was the best route for me was to be able to have a child straight away and that finances would be sorted by the time we conceive.
We are still in the process of trying (which is still so painful, but with the help of intimate shops has made it a lot easier (vibrations help ease the agony for those who want to but can't because of the pain) excuse the fowardness, but it's very helpful).
we have not had any positive reactions as of yet but you won't know unless you keep trying! Staying positive is had but it is key!
If anyone would like to speak to me about anything, I'm very open and committed to helping others do don't feel like you are invading my personal life, this is what this forum is about isn't it ?
Lots of love to you all! Stick together and we won't have to fight for long!!! 😘❤️