I'm so glad you finally got an appointment with a gynecologist. And I'm glad you have a laparoscopy scheduled. I hope very much that it gives you some serious symptom relief. I still remember my first period after my laparoscopic surgery and my amazement at just how different it was. I was about 33-34 at the time. My endometriosis did recur and I had to have another laparoscopy about two years later. But it's something I would definitely do again, it helped so very much.
I hope you'll come back then and let us know how it goes. Are there any questions you have, anything we can help you with in the meantime? Don't hesitate to ask!