I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 18. It wasn't easy hearing I'd probably never have kids. And I wasn't exactly thrilled to hear I would most likely have to have another lap in five years. But then nothing about endo is nice. Generally, it's a pretty crappy disease. It's different for every woman, no one's exactly sure of the cause, or the cure. There's a bunch of theories floating around, but like I said, no one really knows.
It all started when I was about 14. I was having the most unbelivably painful periods. I mean, I'd be in bed for days at a time. I was going to this doctor and that one, and no one figured it out. Four years later I had my laparoscopy. While they were inside they removed a 3 inch cyst, and lasered some of the endo. Notice I say some.
For me now, mostly it doesn't bother me. After my surgery I was put on Zoladex for six months. That was a big mistake for me. It totally threw me and my hormones out of wack. After that disaster I was put on regular birth control, still not much help. The pain was, and sometimes still is prety severe. Now I'm on bc all the time. No break between cycles, thus no period. I'm doing ok, but I still have my bad days when I just don't want to get up, but I do, cuz I have to. There's all kinds of websites out there to help. On the links page there are a number of sites that I found helpful.
If there's anything I might be able to help with or if you just need to talk with someone, please feel free to email me, or give me a yell on ICQ. My number is: 110562764.