Posted 7/3/2014 10:32 AM (GMT -7)
I have a similar situation going, and I'm blessed by having the most amazing in-laws I could ever hope and pray for! Plus, Hubby learned over the years, and even his tune changed, and he came around. Now,...he gets it.
Some people think because *they* can take an aspirin for a *headache* that by taking narcotic meds (which they don't need),.....we must be trying to be absent from pain, or trying to get high.
I encountered this most recently with, none other than,...a surgeon I was sent to for a 2nd opinion. He sized me up and both he and his assistant made a snap judgment immediately. They did not take my history into account what so ever. This doc#2 said he'd only perform the surgery if I was totally off narcotic pain meds and if I was (get ready for this)....."more mobile." (Really?)
So see, this short-sightedness isn't restricted to family members and friends. We face this from medical professionals as well....
We learn to build our OWN private support system, (and this Forum is one aspect of mine!!)....and not rely on trying to convince those other people of our side of the situation, or try to change their mind,....or even try to educate them.
Their mind is made up, end of story. Don't waste what precious energy you have....it's not worth it.
PS: Welcome back! :)