Hello Lindle, yes I'm sorry I found my earlier post after!
I'm still having problems, but not with endo. The thing was my endo problems eased considerably 6 years ago when I hit the menopause. It was onky because of the unreliability of scans etc and the presence of a cyst with solid elements, that a hysterectomy was performed. The hysterectomy was a success but a part of my small bowel was so stuck the area of the aspirations, it nearly killed me, I lost a lot of blood, they closed me up and two days later all my bowel contents flooded out of my vsgina. Twenty months later I'm still having problems - I have abdominal fistula - 3 holes on my scar that are faecal fistula. They are horrific and I have to wear stoma bags. I can no longer have intimacy or even a bath and I am really depressed. Ironically have put on weight, onky a small part of my bowel is damaged but I can onky eat low residue foods. When this happened I was fed through my central vein and became so worried about not being able to eat. I'm now nervous of food and tend to stick to protein based snacks, plus cake!
I just wondered how common his method of dealing with my cysts was - it seems excision is the best treatment but of course my repeated aspirations were mainly for the period 1996 to 2010 when maybe this was the done thing .
I'm not sure I wil ever heal, more surgery has been suggested but everyone is cautious and putting me off a bit as if could make things worse.
To answer your question sorry I did have my ovaries removed but I understand from other websites that if any endo remains it can generate it's own oestrogen which is quite depressing too, the gynae who operated assured me there was NO evidence of any active endo,
Sorry if I'm repeating myself, some days the depression just hits he hard.