Elly, I was 22 I think when diagnosed with endo, I was is constant pain, especially around AF time, huge major cramping, so bad I could barely move.it just started suddenly. I had keyhole to see if that was what it was, it was only very mild, but I am thinking I must have a pretty sensitive girls area! Then they put me on the Diane pill, which is supposed to help, which it must have, I still got cramping around AF, but nothing like it was. I am now 34, and never really had anything else symptom wise.
I would have to be extreme endo to have a hysterectomy I would think, that sounds very dramatic. Apparently pregnancy cures it! But 12 years from operating to utd doesn't tell anything!
I really hope that it is not that bad for yu, I am lucky I spose!