Hi - apologies in advance this is a long post - it's my first and I seem to have blurted out everything,
I was taken in to hospital with severe abdominal pains on my lower right side 6 weeks a go, after an ultrasound didn't show anything wrong with my ovaries or gall bladder they assumed it was my appendix. I ended up having an emergency laparotomy after they saw my insides were filled with black liquid so they assumed my bowel had perforated. As you might have guessed it wasn't my bowel but a large chocolate cyst that had ruptured. They called in their gynae colleagues and drained other cysts that were on both ovaries and removed my appendix anyway. I had let them know we had been ttc for 6 months when I first went in to the hospital as there was a chance I might be pregnant and was due on anytime. I came on right before I went in for my transvaginal ultrasound (eek - very bad timing). Anyway, after the surgery I was all fuzzy with morphine while they explained what happened and that they were going to put me on to Decapaptyl injections for 6 months to let my ovaries heal. So whilst healing and struggling with hot flushes and night sweats I started researching what all of this means. Fast forward five weeks and I received a copy of the letter requesting a gynae consultant appointment (for four months time) that also mentions the histology on the appendix showed there was endometriosis there too. Which gave me even more to research and the ability to make more assumptions about the severity.
My every waking moment is now filled with trawling through more forum threads (thank you all for sharing so much!) and more research papers, it's even invading my thoughts at work. I'm grateful that I haven't suffered the pain that I've read so many women have to suffer through for years, or the struggle to get diagnosed in the first place, but at the same time I'm terrified I'm never going to be able to have children.
How have you all managed to cope with the unknown while on waiting lists??