Trust your gut

So here I sit, 1 day post stage 4 endometriosis removal feeling a mixture of emotions. My journey started a year and a half ago when my husband and I decided we were going to TTC. I went to my gynae who took my off the pill and said go for it! We were excited and ignorant thinking it would happen shortly after. I attended reflexology to "assist" with the process. She picked up immediately that I had endometriosis. So I decided to go back to my gynae and told him this. His response "what does she know, she only massages feet"! He said nothing was wrong with me and said I must come back in a year's time. I wasn't happy with this as deep down I knew something wasn't right. I went to another gynae who came highly recommended and cost a fortune!! only to be told I have PCOS. I did all my research and didn't have any of PCOS signs and/or symptoms. he sent me for blood tests and even sent my husband for a spermiogram and all came back normal. after this encounter and starting to get really discouraged I decided to cut put the middle man and go straight to a fertility specialist. we had to wait 2 months for this appointment - time was just not on our side! within minutes of being at that appointment he said I have endometriosis. I feel like so much time was wasted in between all these up and down appointments and waiting! fast forward another month,my doctor has just told me that during my laparoscopy he found I have stage 4 endo which was a lot more severe than he initially thought. I have a whole mixture of emotions at the moment but I can't stop thinking that so much time could have been saved if doctors just listened to the patients. I know there's a way forward for my husband and I and yes it may not be as easy as it is for others and I'm willing to keep waiting for "my turn"! moral of the story... trust your gut feelings!!