Post Edited (Dani Henson) : 7/20/2010 9:38:44 AM (GMT-6)
I just HATE it. What is WRONG with people anyway?!?!?! There I am, I find out I have a fellow chronic illness friend. She has sciatica, I am excited because I know how important it is to have someone in your life who really does understand. And what happenes next......?
"At least YOU are being treated and given pain medication." "Atleast someone will listen to YOU." "I have so much more pain than YOU, I am just able to hide it better. You are on medication and I am not." "You just don't understand how much pain I am in. You have it so easy."
Who cares who is in how much pain or who is "worse or better". That isnt what chronic illness is about. Pain is subjective. Each mans 10 is truly their understanding of the most extreme pain they have been in. We are ALL equal in pain. Hey, I know how much problems in the spine hurt!! I know how hard sciatic pain can be! (*duh* I have a progressive spinal deformity!!!) What the heck is this whole "atleast you" every other sentence? I guess I make my medical problems look easy?? Sheesh. Remind me never to be that bitter and angry about the world. *shiver*