OT--just so tired--petpeeve

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   Posted 5/21/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I get so tired sometimes and I don't know if anyone else feels like this but when someone wants to argue, debate, etc...I just feel too dang worn out to engage. I barely have the energy to disagree with some people, and then they just go on and on and on....

I'm like...I don't feel good, I really want to just sleep, and I wish people would try to understand. It also seems that the people around you that know you have crohn's are the least considerate. Do they not realize stress worsens symptoms? The last thing I want to do is sit and fight with anyone. I have become an excellent diffuser, and avoid confrontation at all costs.
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   Posted 5/21/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
You sound like me. I can't be bothered getting worked up over stupid things. I have become very passive.
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   Posted 5/21/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes me too... Sometimes I wonder if my parenting would even be different. Not that I don't do a decent job with my girl, but I know there are times I don't make rules because I don't have the energy to worry about whether she does them. This week has been particularly bad. I don't know if it's anemia, fighting a cold or because I just quit the steroids. Whatever, I'm tired!
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   Posted 5/21/2010 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, I feel the above two posters. Edit: Three now.

I don't have any patience any more for people who defend their extremely polarised and prejudiced views as though life itself depended upon it. I retreat rather than deal with them. And on the internet, I don't post even 10% as much as I used to, anywhere. Used to be able to post for hours at a time, but it's only about once a week now - if that - that I can do a prolonged posting session. And long posts really take it out of me.

If somebody is going on and on at you, don't feel like you have to sit there and take it, mind, especially if they're being aggressive with it. You can walk away.

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   Posted 5/21/2010 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Try telling them this,,, " why dont you come back when I'm more prepared for a discussion ? " " Like maybe,,,,never ! " or " geeeez has your optic nerve become crossed with your anal nerve, cause you sure have a crappy outlook today ."
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   Posted 5/22/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Or even "What makes you think your opinion maters to me"?
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   Posted 5/22/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
My kids (6 and 7) know that their arguing with each other can cause mommy's tummy to not be happy.  But the biggest struggle when I'm tired is my 7 year-old girl who is an amazing debater (not sure how we let that one get there!).  When I am tired it is SO hard to be strong and firm with her, even though I need to.  I usually can muster the energy, but it just drains me most times when she is pushing the boundaries.  I figure that I'm parenting for the future, and if I don't have the energy to deal with it now, how on Earth do I think I'm going to be able to deal with it when she's a teen!!!
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