After 21 years of suffering I am ready to make the big step of opting for a hysterectomy. Diagnosed with endo at 19, following 5 years of misery since my periods started. A burst cyst led to tge first lap and the eventual diagnosis. Tried lots of treatments including the pill which gave some relief over the years. Have had 8 laps to drain cysts over the years. It has affected my ability to have sex and ultimately my fertility. Had three failed rounds of IVF over the last two years and now I have had enough. Been very poorly this year and my consultant prescribed zoladex implants, they worked for a while until injection 5 ( and 6 which brought forword ) induced the worst 'period of my life' which lasted for just short of 4 weeks. Weird as I am on the pill too. Been for a couple of scans, CT showed a kidney stone which only made matters worse but ultrasound could not even see my ovaries. I have tried everything now , over the years, I think I am ready to go for the hysterectomy. Any one out there had one and can offer any insights or advice. I am 40 and have made peace with the fact that I will never have children.