So this is my first blog, as I'm new to this website, but I feel writing some things down on here, may help me deal with any problems I have. I was diagnosed in November 2012 with endometriosis, after many trips to the doctors and hospitals, in agonising pain. It was nice to finally have an answer to my problems! I've known since puberty that there was something wrong, but it was a case of..'you're a woman, having a period, get on with it!'
I then get told that my chances of having children are very slim to none, as the endometriosis is on both ovaries, and my pelvis. Since being diagnosed, I have still been in and out of hospital, because the pain is so bad. The amount of pain killers I am on is ridiculous!!
Last week when I ended up in hospital, they sent me home after 4 hours, even though I still couldn't stand, telling me that I had a urine infection! I knew that I didn't. The next day I sent a water sample to my GP, and they confirmed that I DIDN'T have a water infection, and the hospital just wanted me out. Really frustrating!
I've had an appointment today with my gynecologist. They have been looking over previous internal scans, and have found that I have 2 endometriomas, one 5cm and the other 7cm. Since being given this news, I have to now decide if I want to eliminate the pain by getting rid of the cysts, which in turn would really make my chances of having a baby impossible, because they would have to remove parts of my ovaries too, or keeps the cysts, and go through IVF, as natural pregnancy seems impossible. First I have to have an AMH test, to see how many eggs I do have. If I have a lot, then my decision will be easy, and remove the cysts, as I will have spare eggs to work with. If I have a low egg count, then this makes my decision difficult. Fingers crossed I have lots of eggs!!