Since being diagnosed with fibroids and endometriosis in 1991, at just 39 years of age, I have had 19 operations. When I wasn’t in hospital for surgery, I was being kept in for treatment for urinary infections. My sex life with my husband Alan was destroyed, since it just hurt too much. Alan was brilliant, and celibacy actually brought us closer. We have been married for over 30 years and, after all we have been through, I feel that not being able to have sex is really the least of my worries. It’s more important to me that we’ve got companionship, and to know that he loves me for who I am.