I had my first lap in 2010, almost exactly 2 years ago. I was finally diagnosed with "significant" endometriosis with obliteration of Pouch of Douglas (whatever that means) since then I have been back and forth to my consultant trying to find some way of living a relatively normal life. I tried a course of Zoladex which was great - I was pain free, but at the price of being an emotional wreck for 6 months - my poor fiance put up with A LOT! After the treatment ended and my periods returned, so did the pain. So I went back to my consultant - this time he didnt seem as helpful. Clearly he'd made his diagnosis and I should be happy with it quit complaining! He always makes a point of asking if I want to have kids yet. Talk about pressure, first of all I dont want them.. yet and secondly its not a cure (shouldnt he know this). Finally, he suggested I try Mirena coil. Oh my goodness that was a painful experience, I spent the next couple of days crying in a ball. After a few weeks, I did get used to it but my first period was just awful. Almost as bad as before my lap. I stuck with it.... and a hot water bottle.... and cocodamol and survived. Now my periods have pretty much stopped, but the pain hasn't. For a few months it wasn't so bad - but last night I woke up with the pain and spent most of the night in a foetal position not daring to move. So mirena has lured me into a false sense of security and now i have pain but no period to show for it! Sometimes I just feel so exhausted with it all.
Just reading all the other posts here makes me feel less alone - so heres to everyone who understands