Hi everyone, really need some advice from all of you strong endo ladies. I have never written on a forum but I am really struggling and I don't know anyone in my family or friend circle with these health problems.
I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis last June via laparoscopy and prior to this i have off sick quite a lot as I was in so much pain. After the laparoscopy I was diagnosed with stage 4 endo but they didn't remove much and I then got a rerefferal to a specialist in the area. My second laparoscopy was in January this year where they did remove more but it's still ok my bowel and rectum and I have fibroids too.
Does anyone have struggles with working? I am a hospital pharmacist and i feel that I am having to go off sick for at least a week every month. I had the mirena cool removed in June this year as I have been told to try for a baby by my gynaecologist. Now I have periods as a result of removal.
Does anyone manage to work full time with quite a full-on job? I feel so embarrassed by always having to be off sick. It makes me so down, I feel utterly useless and defeated.
Has taking some time off work helped anyone? My job is really full-on, I'm very much running around all day. My managers sympathy is running thin and I feel like my illness is just a nuisance. Keep having HR meetings now which is stressful.
So sorry for the essay guys. Would really appreciate knowing what everyone's experiences are. Feeling so down about it all xx