There is one thing I can't stop thinking about. I know it is rather a question for a specialist, but I hope maybe someone was in a similar situation and/or knows the answer.
In October 2017 I went back to Poland to visit my family. I saw my old genealogist there and I explained to her all the symptoms I was experiencing then for more than a year (my GP made only blood tests which didn't show anything and tried to explain that a painful intercourse was caused by emotional distress, even though that was not the situation - without even referring me to a genealogist and I couldn't afford a private appointment). Almost immediately she found out a large cyst on my left ovary and confirmed to her it was all caused by endometriosis. I could continue my treatment only in UK where I live and work and I fully trusted that once we know what's the problem, I would receive a proper treatment.
It took another 2 months to basically confirm the very same information my Polish genea gave me. Right before Christmas I saw finally a British genealogist who confirmed it didn't look well and I should have laparoscopy done ASAP. Long story short - I had to wait until July for the operation (appointments were cancelled 4 or 5 times, due to e.g. 'human mistake', or the fact the surgeon took last-minute holidays, etc.). At the hospital (they removed the cyst as well as severe endo on several different organs) I was so 'high' on morphine that I forgot to ask the doctor what stage was it. I had the chance 3 weeks later, when a specialized nurse called me.
Since that call I can't stop thinking - did the fact the operation was delayed for more than half a year had any impact, that I have the most severe stage of endo? Would it be better if I received the treatment earlier? It is not an urge to find someone to blame, but I just want to fully understand what's the situation... I'm aware there is a high risk it may all come back sooner than later. And if it does, I just want to be sure that waiting for half a year does not have any real impact - or if it does, that I should maybe take a stupid loan and do it privately ASAP.