Pamela Neckpain said...
I had a list of subjects to talk to the doctor about. I was wrapped in a tiny bit of
tissue paper and did not feel like hiking across the doctor's office to get my list and,
of course, at THAT time I didn't itch. Leigh Ann ... It is good to know that you have
all the answers. Yipeee.
I realize that CP tends to make all of us irritable from time to time, but there's no call to get snarky or sarcastic with fellow posters that are just trying to help out. My posts on this thread were strictly mean to be helpful and supportive.
Yes, I did suggest that you should go see a doctor, which is perfectly logical, considering your first post in this thread indicated that you had not seen a doctor about the itching problem. Your second post listed a whole bunch of different specialists that you were considering going to see for the itching problem. I suggested a general practitioner first, who has a wider base of general medical knowledge. I recommended taking a list of topics to cover with your doctor, because I have memory problems, and if I don't take a list, or take my dad with me, I'll forget things that I need to discuss with my doctor. I wasn't insinuating that you have memory problems, just that sometimes people get flustered when talking with the doctor, and forget things they meant to discuss.
In response to my suggestions, you slammed me for being a "know it all", stating that it must be nice for me "to have all the answers". Frankly, I don't deserve that kind of sarcasm. The added "Yippee" was insulting and nasty. I was merely trying to make some helpful sugggestions, not telling you were wrong and you needed to do things "my way". I don't know all the answers, but I do have a great deal of experience in dealing with doctors.
I offered my support and was commiserating with you. You turned on me like I had called you stupid or something, or that I was putting you down in some way. I can forgive you because I know that pain sometimes clouds how we read things or distorts the intention of those of us trying to give you the benefit of our experience. No, I don't know it all, but then neither do you. If you take the time to reread my posts, I don't see how you could take them as condescending or superior in nature. However, the next time you read a post that somehow offends you, take some time to cool off and read the post again. You might just see that your innitial reaction doesn't hold true upon review.
I was simply trying to be sympathetic and helpful, and if I respond to one of your posts in the future, please keep that intent in mind.