I’m looking for peoples advice / opinions on what they would do for themselves in my situation...
I’ve had 5 surgeries for endo over the years, 2 in the last 4 years with bowel involvement and multiple bowel shaves. I now need another operation as my symptoms are getting so bad again and more endo has been found on my bowel.
I don’t want to go down the shave route again and keep having to have surgery every 18 months and living with daily bowel pain etc and I’ve requested a more aggressive approach such as a disc resection or full segmental resection.
I got the impression my consultant did not want to go down the resection route since it can cause complications and affect fertility, bowel movements and possibility of a stoma etc. But I’m not sure I can keep dealing with this?
I’ve researched resections and read that recurrence of symptoms is a lot lower so in my mind this outweighs the risks and daily pain?
I’m looking for peoples advice and opinions on whether they would push for a resection or keep going down the shave route every few years? He has said he would be happy to do either but I got the impression he would prefer to just keep shaving.
Thanks for reading all of the above 🙈