I am new to this forum and looking for any advice on whether or not to have further surgery. I am 50 years old - almost 51 with no sign of let up of periods which are 4 week regular as clockwork. Diagnosed with endo in 1999 and have already had 5 laser laps. Hasnt really blighted my life although no kids possible. Desciribed as having extensive and infiltrating endo with a number of cysts on ovary - last one ebing 5 cm. Only real pain is at start of period for a few hours and it is really bad - periods very light and last about 2 days. Have been treated privately throughout with a well known surgeon who always maintained it was best to remove the endo and adhesions and so question on whether to go through with it never arose. he retired and his replacement although great has a different style and leaves decision to you - I saw him 2 weeks ago and he says he will do it again but its not life threaetning to leave it there. He suggests that as no sign of changing period patterns I could be some time away from menopause. I generally take surgery well - reciovery is quick - last had surgery May 2009 and since then I have got a young dog and the thought of not being active for a few weeks is putting me off - also at the back of my mind is the risk with surgery and bowel piercing - the more times I have sugery the more risk there is that this time it wont go smoothly? I also now work for a cancer charity and it isnt helping me seeing patients that are suffering hugely when I really dont yet am thinking of having surgery. My husband thinks I should go ahead if only to get rid of the last 3 years adhesions and that this time really will be the last - but I still feel I am making "mountains out of moelhills" considering the terrible time many other endo people go through.
Anyone with similar considerations?