Hi everyone, new to the site, been reading your questions and blogs for a while so thought I would join up and introduce myself, here goes:-
Ive just turned 23 and was diagnosed with endo back in 2010 after undergoing a lapo, I had suffered with the pain and symptoms since I was around 16-17 but after years of being under the gyno I was continually told that I was far too young for it to be anything serious.
When I finally had the op in 2010 I was told it was endo and that I had multiple adhesions on my ovaries and that my bowel and bladder where stuck together. I left the hospital with no information on endo whatsoever and if it wasn't for the fact that 2 of my aunties had suffered with it then I would never have known how serious it was. I went to my GP and was put on cerazette which stopped my periods, it did little to help the pain tho. In April this year I was told by my GP that if I was ready then it would be worthwhile considering trying for a baby as the older I get the more the endo will develop which could obviously cause fertility problems. This came as a shock and sort of put all our plans on hold as my fiancé and I are in the middle of planning a wedding and wanted to do the whole marriage then kids thing but as my greatest aim in life is to become a mother we decide it's for the best that we begin to try for a family. This decision hasn't gone down well with most people as my partners family are really traditional and think we are too young for a family of our own yet. It's frustrating when your so confused and upset by the thought of never becoming a parent and then you have people who think they know best and try to make decisions for you. I decided to join this blog as reading all your stories has really helped me to cope with having endo a bit more and I find most of the questions I wanted answering already have been on this site so thank you all for that x