This will be hard to believe but finally after 17 years of suffering with Endo I am pain free.
I had my hysterectomy Wednesday last and except for the discomfort of the wound I am feeling really good, I was sent home on Thursday teatime. The dull throbbing ache that has been part of my life constantly for over 2 years has now gone. The only pain relief I am taking is paracetamol and ibruprofen which compared to how I was just over a week ago when I was taking 8 cocodamol aday as well as ibruprofen the difference is amazing. I had a laser surgery 3 years ago but the Endo had come back, there was a significant amount of scar tissue and luckily none of my organs had fused together. There was also new growth of Endo.
I had a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy - which I still can't say. I feel so much better in myself it is unbelievable. I know that I have a long recovery and getting my head round what I can and can't do is slightly frustrating as I am used to being active and just getting up and doing what I wanted now, I have to ask for most things to be done. Luckily I have a very supportive partner.
I know that a hysterectomy is not the answer for everyone but I had exhausted every possible option including alternative medicines, the endo diet and every option my GP & Gynae suggested. Yes I will go straight into the menopause but that is something we all face at some point in life. I have also had to make the painful decision not to have children which, was not an easy decision to make but I couldn't continue having Endo dictating my life to me. For so long I have not been able to make any plans as I didn't know if I would be well enough to enjoy myself. Now I can plan holidays and also my 40th birthday next month. Once fully recovered I will be able to ride my mountain bike again which I haven't done for ages as it was always so uncomfy to do so for long periods of time. I will also be able to ride my motorbike again, get out and use it properly not just for going backwards and forwards to work.
I was lucky to have a very supportive Gynae who understood what I wanted and she supported me in making that decision.
Good luck to everyone out there that is still fighting this terrible disease.