Hi guys. Well I got my MRI results last week. Consultant wants to cut out a 4-5inch section of my bowel, by the sigmoid colon cos it is severely adhered to uterus, ovary and pouch of douglas. He also wants to remove my left ovary as it is stuck to uterus and is in wrong place, contorting uterine ligaments and has a large haemorragic endometrioma. Im to take the analogue injections for 6 months with hrt to manage side effects, then use permanent meds to continue medical menopause after that. I have extensive endometrial deposits round back of my uterus which has also been pulled out of place by adhesions. I also have cysts on my kidneys which gynae consultant didn't know anything about so he's consulting with urologist..
He said my stage 3-4 endo is rapidly approaching stage 4 due to bowel pulled out of place and the total 'obliteration' of pouch of douglas. They r doing colonoscopy to check lumen of bowel as it showed up v inflamed.
I have no idea what to do and am terrified by prospect of such extensive surgery. I have a 5 year old and my husband works long hours.. the proposed 12 week bed rest seems unreal!
I want to dismiss this all and try to manage things naturally, but am worried by the structural abnormalities. I asked surgeon if I could hold off and he said only with the induced menopause. However he also said getting pregnant isnt impossible and this whole thing started cos we want another baby! Im 39 and afraid of menopause symptoms. Plus just started new job and not yet eligible for sick pay!
My pain levels are 3/10 constant (which I can manage), with 5-6/10 for about 10 days in month, which I manage with meds and diet.. reducing to a 3, and 7-10/10 every period and ovulation which always makes me reconsider my natural approach!
Has anyone had this surgery and been pleased with it?
Has anyone managed this naturally?
How have people got on with the analogue injection?
Any advice welcome! I'm all over the place 😥