Finally after five years of constant pain and 2 years of asking for a lap and being fobbed off with "you're too old" and many, many scans of various kinds later I now have a date of 14th Jan for it to go ahead!! Very excited and optomistic. Weird though that having been told by gynae consultant (well - registrar) that he was finally willing to put this through although only because i grew some balls and insisted. He said it was 18 week waiting list so on same day decided couldn't wait any longer (i have a grandchild on its way in March and would dearly love to feel well on his arrival), i asked my GP to make private referral which he did on 23rd Dec. Anyhow, haven't heard from the private hospital yet but did get phone call from nhs hospital last night with news of op. Very suprised and impressed. Its the only thing that gone right or happened quickly in several years.
Trying to remain realistic though as will have to accept I'm wrong if they don't find anything but for the time being my mood is positive. (shame i haven't mastered the art of positive thinking to reduce pain but can't have everything i guess)
Finding this site a few months ago has helped alot with getting information, hearing other peoples experiences, being able to off load when you are at your worst and knowing that someone else understands exactly what you're going through although it does make me sad that so many women are suffering every day with very little understanding and real help.
I wish everyone good luck against their battle with pain in 2013 and hope its a good year for you. xx