Miracle of miracles- I got an appointment with the endometriosis surgeon moved up to next month!
The surgeon wrote me back and said that according to my symptoms, I probably have diaphragmatic endometriosis and also bowel endo. She said that she would work with a general surgeon, who would either scrape it off my bowel (colon) or, if the endo is full thickness, they will do a bowel resection. As for the diaphragm endo, she said it’s probably not full thickness yet (I agree, and I hope to keep it that way until surgery!). It was nice to have confirmation that someone else with experience in the field agreed with my assessment of my symptoms.
My original appointment was for October, which then got moved up to July, and now to April.
I am still living with daily pain in my shoulder and upper torso – under my ribs and into my back. It’s tolerable now but I’m dreading future periods. 😦 I’ll be fine until my surgery date though as I don’t get endo in my lung cavity.
In the meantime, I’ve been thinking a little bit about hysterectomies. I’m curious to hear what the surgeon thinks about the topic. I’m still all over the map and need wisdom. I still cry every time I think about it…
Thanks for your prayers! God answered and I am grateful to get in much sooner!