I've been suffering with debilitating endometriosis symptoms for 9 years now and have finally been put on the NHS waiting list for a laparoscopy but because of Covid they are still working on patients from 1 year ago so I'm really tempted to just go private.
My main concerns are around fertility.
My boyfriend doesn't want to start trying for a baby for another 9 months so I'm worried that if I get the laparoscopy done privately, the endometriosis will have grown back by then. But then I'm worried that if I wait any longer for the NHS appointment, I could risk doing further damage and hurt my chances of conceiving.
I'm pretty sure I should just bite the bullet and go private but I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice if they were in a similar situation.
I'm really exhausted going back and forth. 😥