Thankfully, my fatigue has been better since my surgery, but I know these feelings so well. Survivingendometriosis articulates the drain of fatigue beautifully.
Have you recently been tired? Have you recently been endo-tired? If yes, you’re very likely to know the difference. Explaining how you feel to the rest of the world is a different matter altogether.
“It can’t be endometriosis that’s making you feel so tired. Are you sure you don’t have cancer or something?”
“I’m too busy to ‘rest’ like you do.”
“I admit you’re not well, but stop ‘revelling’ in it.”
Renunciation and attack are common reactions. Onlookers simply refuse to believe that a person can be so excessively tired because of endometriosis, so they come up with alternative explanations: You’re lazy. You’re feigning it. You’re exaggerating it. You’re just feeling sorry for yourself. You don’t want to face up to your life. There must be something else wrong with you.
My experience has been that most people, including me, the sufferer, are, initially at any rate, unaware of this…
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