Does anyone else find it hard for men to understand what you're going through? Especially your boss.. honestly somedays (not often) I leave early due to my pain and he just doesn't get it. Also my dad, bless his heart. He researches everything about endometriosis and just doesn't understand. How do you explain it to them?
It can be hard to explain. I've oddly had the best luck describing it this way to men.. You know how when you have really bad diarrhea and your stomach is in incredible pain? It's like that, but worse.
I just came up with the best description i could think of to explain it to my boyfriend last night. It feels like my uterus is trying to claw its way out of me.
I just had a guy break up with me because he said i was using my pain to fufill other emotional needs. Clearly sobbing on the floor isnt good enough proof. He wouldnt even hug me. Ive had that problem with every boss male and female ive ever had. Im sorry youre having a really tough time! Work family and relationships in general are so hard when you have chronic pain that they cant relate to. I dont know what to say ive tried sending articles on it to people but they just call me a hypochondriac. Its so hurtful and invalidating when people dont take you seriously. I rrally hope you find some way to explain. ((Hugs))
I used to tell partners that if Mohammad Ali used their scrotum as a punching bag and then tried (unsuccessfully) to tear it off their body for a week continuously they might have a vague understanding.