I went to a specialist yesterday, finally after booking him about 3 months ago.
I have been told by doctors for years that my various symptoms indicate that I have endometriosis. He did his check up, and said two things:
1) I have a healthy uterus (gee...thanks), but it sits inverted, which exacerbates endometriosis. Only 5% of women have this. Great.
2) There's a 70% chance I have endometriosis, and I'm going to need surgery. 'Keyhole' or laproscoptomy surgery.
The reason I need this is simple: this could affect my fertility. Not that I'm thinking babies right now, and am still uncertain as to where I stand with 'spawn.' But this may change, and I do want the choice. And if this affects it, I want to ensure I've done everything to ensure that I do have the choice one day.
My big headache is simply this: When. Next week in South Africa? Or in the UK?
It's looking like, because I simply have no time right now, I'm going to have to get this surgery on landing in the UK.
I'm scared. I don't care how not-drastic and straightforward this surgery is - I'll be in bed for like two or three days - I'm still scared.
I have private health care for the UK, but moving there, getting settled in and surgery?
I have a searing headache this morning. Just trying to get my head around all of this.
I'm completely overwhelmed.