A rebuttal to the above retweet:
The thing I object to with the above quote is that “betrayal” is such a strong word. I don’t mind my body. It could be worse. If I’d had the choice, I’d have chosen another body. But betrayal? No. I’ve got an abnormal body but that doesn’t mean that I feel betrayed by it. I’ve felt disappointed, distraught and unable to feel like a woman when I had my miscarriages. I’ve been depressed thanks to the endometriosis. Part of the reason my first marriage failed was due to endometriosis.
However, I am so much happier now that I consider all that went before to be a blessing in disguise. The pain is something I continually endure. Of course I’m not happy about it but I accept it as part of me as much as my fingers, toes and head. My pain is something that helps me appreciate the good things in life – including my pain-free days, my fantastic Helios and supportive friends. I would be a completely different person without my endometriosis pain and who knows if I would like that person? I like myself the way I am now – and that includes the endometriosis pain.