At long last someone has listened and understands my pain with endo and a cyst !! I have been off work since the end of May, due to the constant pain - which is getting worse, I am due to have my op in September and have been more worried about being off work sick than having my op!!! I have been constantly asked by my employer when I'm coming back even though my doctor has been signing me off. I eventually had a telephone appt with occupational health and spoke to a wonderful nurse who was so sympathetic that I ended up crying over the phone with relief that someone understood my pain and frustration at having this hideous illness. She has advised that I do not return to work until after my operation - I cannot believe how relieved I was when she told me this - I feel like a weight has been lifted and I no longer feel like a "fraud" - as on the outside, as I am sure you will all agree - we look "fine" - but inside we are in agony!!!! I can now go on my relaxing holiday in the sun - which we booked before i was diagnosed - i cannot wait to just lie in the sun and do nothing, I hope this will help me be relaxed and ready for my impending op.
Thanks to all you brilliant ladies - this site has been an absolute god send. Even tho I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone, it is reassuring to know that you all understand what agony it can be. Love to you all.