I was diagnosed with Endo just before Christmas after having a lap done confirming what I had already been thinking. Anyway after I was diganosed I read up on the condition and what it would mean (was just mainly thankful I knew there was a reason for the pain). After finding out I was really depressed, was almost like I was so driven on finding the cause for the pain and being right that I didn't consider what it was going to mean for the rest of my life.
My partner is amazing - he is so supportive and understanding and tries his best to read up on what might help me and reduce my stress to help with the pain etc - however his family and mine have had no real interest in finding out what it actually means for me - my family say well it is what it is you just have to get on and deal with it so no point moaning and his mum is more concerned about if she can have grandchildren and when it will all be better and over with. When we go round there I try not to say anything as I get the look and the pitty look of " are you having tummy pains again"!!! Now I'm at e point where I just avoid trying to see my family and his and I don't want it to be that way.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get them to understand???