At the age of 46 and after months of visiting GP with irregular bleeding, severe back pain etc I was referred to hospital as GP could not find my cervix following an internal.
Hospital said all looking ok but because of bleeding would refer for a Scan. Internal scan then letter requesting CA125 test and CT scan, then a pelvic mass had been discovered.
Laposcopy on 18th Dec, whilst coming round surgeon said he was surprised I was not in more pain. Overnight in hosp and told following day that I have severe endometriosis that has wrapped/ twisted round my bowel and is widespread.
Appointment in 8- 12 weeks to discuss surgical options.
Came home with no information, just a bottle of morphine.
Day 5 after surgery, wounds neat, taking it easy and reading up on condition.
Have strange tangled feeling under left rib and the usual back pain.
5 years of caring for a bed ridden teenager and thought my aches and pains were normal. I have a high threshold for pain but have been so out of tune with my body I thought this was normal.
Glad to find a support group and will attend the local group.
This is where I am at.