Before you start ringing the RSPCA I would get the cats consent first. I feel as I'm sure you all do I would do anything to get my life back. My approach has been to try the surgery and drugs and alternative therapies alongside. I carefully research any new ideas, and if there are no potential risks I'll give it a try. So here's a quick summary of things I've tried so far:
Acupuncture: had private sessions and NHS sessions. I found it helped me sleep better, but the effect only lasted that night. I also found that the private lady didn't hurt but the NHS lady did.
Physiotherapy: After being in acute pain for a long time I found my posture was very poor. being in pain you naturally curl up into a ball which is hell for your back. Now when I'm in pain I conciously straighten my back out.
Aquatherapy: Again, after being in pain for a long time my muscle strength was pretty poor. Aquatherapy involved very gentle exercises in a specially built pool that had an inbuilt current which provides resistence.
Hypnotherapy: I would call this counselling on steroids. It unlocked and explored the emotional side of endo. It was also fantastic for reducing nerves before painful procedures. It also helped me finally accept that I am disabled. Until this point I still felt as if it was all a bad dream and I would one day wake up and it would all be over.
Therapeutic massage: I wish I could afford to do this every week! Made me realise how much stress I hold in my body.
Currently I trying a healthier eating regime. Because I have foods that aggravate migraines, aggravate ibs and aggravate my bladder pain, if I included the endo diet too I would have nothing to eat! So instead I'm trying to reduce the worst foods in each catagory (caffeine, dairy, processed food) to see if it makes a difference. If nothing else it might give my body better nutrients to fight endo.
50mg ami, cerezette, loratadine