When I first filed and told a few close friends and family, they all wanted to celebrate. One friend even started planning a party.
I understand that from the outside looking in, they saw it as a move in the right direction for me. It was still hurtful because I was also grieving the loss of my M along with all of the hopes and dreams that went along with it.
I feel that the M was it's own separate entity from us and I still get really sad about losing it sometimes.
My S&D process has been so grueling, that I will most likely be singing from on top of a mountain when it's done.