Well, after 2 agonizing weeks of wavering, I finally got to speak with my gyno today. She didn't feel comfortable doing a hyst if I wasn't 100% sure. And I wasn't.
She said that a laparascopy would not be beneficial as she could see my ultrasounds clearly show adenomyosis.
Also, my blood levels are still really low and my main GP was quite concerned about it.
She said she thought trying the Mirena was not a bad idea at all. I asked her if she'd seen women in my condition who it had helped and she said 'absolutely'. She thinks because I handled the endometrial biopsy ok that I could handle insertion without going under!
I have to say, the endometrial biopsy was NOT a picnic. In order to cope, I took 2 ativans, 2 ibuprofens, and one Percoset first. And then she 'numbed' my cervix with some spray (actually it felt like my cervix was on fire for a moment or two) and THEN injected the cervix with something else! And I *still* felt some pain! So I am ***NOT*** looking forward to experiencing all that again.
I totally know there are risks to the Mirena, that I might be throwing away $350, and at best it will only buy me time, at worst it will make me feel even worse than now and I will have to have it removed. But if I have to have surgery, I want to know that I had tried everything and never look back.
Part of me thinks I should have just gotten everything over with, and that this is kind of a dumb move, but I have to honour that part within me that is holding back. Now I will have another period even before the IUD is put in. Not good.
I am going to use this 'experimental' time to take really good care of myself. I want to eat only the best foods and join a gym. I want to try deep relaxation and visualization. Not to rid myself of the adeno, because I know once its there you can't will it to go away. But just to make my body as strong as possible so that if it is apparent that hysterectomy really is the only viable option, that it will be smooth and easy.
I do not regret that I had made the decision to have a hyst because I researched it to death and now, if and when I do go through it, I will be fully informed! Over-informed, in fact!
I will stay on the boards and let everyone know of the progress, and to continue to support the sisters I know now, and ask any more questions I might have!
Oh, btw, my gyno said that a 50% failure rate of ovaries after hyst even if left in, sounds way too high.
Thank you all for your support and I am still here!