I have struggled for over 8 years to get a diagnosis and to receive any appropriate treatment. I have been treated for IBS and made to feel like I have been wasting G.Ps time for far too long. Finally I got my diagnosis in March this year following Laparoscopy, I was informed I have many adhesions sticking my uterus, bowel and POD together. My general Gynaecologist informed me surgery was "too dangerous" and that I could try Zoladex to temporarily put me into the menopause.
Luckily I had joined this site and was made aware by Lindle and a few other ladies on here that the Endometriosis Specialist was where I needed to be for the appropriate treatment and support. I went back to my G.P to be referred and after much waiting I finally got to the Endometriosis Centre to see the specialist last friday.
I was listened too, assigned my own Endometriosis nurse and offered further scans to ensure all of the Endo is found. I will have the injections for 3/4 months to reduce my Endometriosis but this will be temporary. My consultant was fabulous and assured me that with a multi disiplinary team of surgeons surgery would go ahead and he could unstick my stuck bits and ease my symptoms.
Ladies please push for a referral to these centres and get the correct treatment and support. I feel like a weight has been lifted and will have my op in approx 4 months so will keep you updated ..... Many thanks Xxxx