Hi! I've never posted on a forum before, I've stalked and read health blogs for the last four years on my way to an official endo diagnosis. I already feel such a sense of relief joining a forum and taking part.
I'm now four weeks post surgery, and its been a month of highs and lows. I'm so hopeful that things might be better now, less pain, maybe shorter periods.
I would be very grateful for some advice. Me and my husband have been trying to have a baby for about 8 months, but in truth we didn't make the most effort every month. I've been going through the most horrendous, challenging ups and downs with my emotions (I suspect it may be PMDD) that its been hard to prioritise TTC. Now I've had the surgery, I tried to push for my doctor to test my ovarian reserve, but he said I need to try for at least a year before I can be referred to a fertility clinic.
Through this journey to getting a diagnosis and getting help, I've got so confused as to when to not take no for an answer and when to just accept and wait. I do believe there is a time for both. I know in normal circumstances, you should try for a year before seeking help, but when you know there is something wrong, should you not be seen sooner? Is there anything that they would do anyway other than wait and see post surgery if I conceived naturally?
I'd love to hear from you if you've been through this process. If I knew that there was nothing to be done, than maybe I could just relax and accept its just a time to try, wait and see.
Thank you in advance, just knowing there is this network of women out there with the same conditions to share with and support each other is incredible x