I'm scheduled for my first surgery on December 1st. I'm 22 and have been dealing with pain and symptoms that seem to be related to endometriosis for as long as I can remember since starting my first period, but seems to have gotten significantly worse in the past year. Every medical professional I've ever talked to about my issues and the ER doctors and nurses have all said it sounds like endometriosis. I finally went through the process with my PP to do all the non invasive tests and she referred me out to a gynecologist. My first appointment with her was on Tuesday. I had typed out a list of things I feel every day that are impacting my life, a full page worth, and gave it to the nurse. It took a while for Dr. Trulock to come in, but once she did, she thanked me for putting all my symptoms in a nice, easy to read format and told me my PP Dr. Keese, had already sent over 26 pages worth of documentation and notes as well. She immediately said it looks like endometriosis, from my symptoms and prior tests. She validated my feelings that something is wrong. This is one of the first times I've had someone take me seriously when I said that my quality of life was severely decreased by this invisible illness that no blood work, or ultrasounds could detect. I've got 18 days until the big day, however I'm so nervous that they'll go in and find nothing or they'll find too much and I'll need to have surgery again. I've read up on everything I can find, medical reports and personal accounts, and I know that can be a bad thing. However, anytime I read through anything to do with endometriosis, almost every symptom matches what I feel regularly. I need answers and a diagnosis to make me feel like I'm not crazy when I say that I am constantly in pain, fatigued, and shaky.