I'm having my first laparoscopy to diagnose/confirm endo in a week's time and feeling very nervous. All the medics have been great explaining the procedure and got some really helpful advice from here but I'm worried over what they'll find.
The journey to get to this point of suspected endo has taken so long. Most of my childhood once I'd started my periods were repeated colonoscopies to look for IBD (which I didn't have and nobody told me that painful and bloody bowel motions can be symptoms of endo!). Periods have always been heavy and painful but this wasn't picked up on. It's only been recently when I kept ending up in hospital for pain and bleeding, 8 years later, that endo has been suspected. The majority of my periods ended up in a hospital admission, often being told that I must be miscarrying. How they thought I'd have sex in this state is beyond me..!
I'm so used to going through being in hospital and having procedures just to be told "there's nothing wrong with you, go home and stop complaning" that I'm afraid this will happen with the laparoscopy too. I've been in so much pain and lost so many opportunities to this through my life, I just want to know what it is now. Can anyone else relate?
Thank you xxx