One of the challenges of endometriosis that many ladies face is how to manage pain. For me, the type of pain associated with my endometriosis is quite broad - from the very acute (and thankfully less frequent) debilitating type that means normal activities are out of the question, to the day-to-day chronic pain that gnaws away at me and saps my energy.
Personally, I find the latter more difficult to manage because of the frequency of it. Overall it is less debilitating and I can often carry on doing things, but it is exhausting. For this reason, I often resort to prescription medication because it blots out the pain. But sometimes I know I just need to take things easy and try and relax. Talking to friends helps me, as well as hot baths and watching films. I just give myself permission to take things easy. It has taken me a while to reach this point as I would rather be busy. I have also found pilates useful. It works on core muscles and I find it relaxing.
The other aspect of pain is that it is very individual and you can't always tell that someone is suffering from chronic pain. If someone says to me "you can't be in that much pain because blah blah blah" I know that they don't really get it. But I feel happy that they don't experience this sort of problem. Pain can be isolating. Sharing our experiences with other sufferers helps alleviate that isolation.