I’m 34. My husband (turning 30 this year) and I have been trying for a baby for 6 months. I met my husband when I was 31 and we married 1.5 years later. We decided to wait a year before trying to have kids.
I’ve had horrendous periods for years and occasionally miss work due to the pain and their heaviness. Ten years ago I was in agony and drove myself to hospital and waited 2 hours in emergency to be seen by a doctor who told me it was “just a bit of endometriosis” with no information about the possible effects to my fertility.
At that point I had was not in a relationship and did not think I was ever going to meet someone to have a family with.
I went to my regular GP last year & was referred to a gynecologist last year who did surgery and told me I had a pelvic infection (an STD). We were told that if we had no luck after 6 months that we should seek help sooner rather than later.
This year when I missed work again due to my period I went to see a different GP because my regular one was unavailable. The GP referred me to a specialist in Brisbane, who also performed surgery and on Wednesday I was told that I have Stage 4 endometriosis. Apparently I’m up there as one of the worst cases this doctor has seen.