Re: how many laparascopies for endo?
Some women end up having many laparoscopies in their lifetimes, while others don't. It's very difficult to say what the case will be with you. Some of it depends on your pain level and how bad the scar tissue is with you.
Several years ago I had an initial lap to diagnose endo and to break up scar tissue, as it had wrapped around all my internal organs and twisted everything over to the left. I was in severe pain, so the pain/recovery from the lap was nothing compared to the problem that led me to have it. I think I'd have to be in pretty severe pain again to have another one, but I would if it got to the point that I couldn't function anymore.
I'm taking continuous birth control pills (no inactive pills, so no period) to keep my endo under control, and I'm having very good luck with that for the time being. I know it's not a long-term answer, but for now, I'm happy with it.