Really don't have the energy to go into details, but had a lap in may where "minimal" endometriosis was diathermied in left pelvis after getting cyclical pain in my left hip/groin/leg. Pain was back within 2 weeks and followed the same pattern for a bit except now I am getting it daily presumably because I now have a mirena and don't have periods/a cycle as such.
So I requested a follow up apt. Went this afternoon. Was a bit pointless. Said basically they are not sure why I am still getting pain, and there is not much more they can do. They said that possibly they missed some or it goes deeper than they diathermied, but I get the feeling they kind of thought I was making it up. I am a medical student so I know how "chronic pain" patients are viewed by doctors, just never thought I would be one of them.
The only thing they suggested is more systemic progesterone contraceptives e.g depo/ mini pill, implant etc, but I really don't get on with them.
Don't really know what I expected from them really. I know how difficult endo is.
This is going to be my one and only whiny post as I have decided my only other option is just to adopt a positive attitude. I am going to try the endo diet, I usually go for more evidence based approaches so used to be a bit skeptical but it figure it is worth a go as my only other option is a choice between daily pain or the weight gain, bad skin and low mood I get with progesterone. Luckily I have got on with the mirena so far in this respect.
So having a wine and chocolate treat tonight before I get on the diet tomorrow!