You're not getting petty... It is frustrating because it underestimates our problems, My mom had the flu lately. For once she said, "Oh, I thought of you..." As in "I don't know how you do this every single day." It's different but it's an eye-
opener for healthy people... IF they are able to make the leap in their head to them feeling sick for a week vs us for days on end, years on end... never-ending. So it's natural for feel resentment. Not petty... Maybe a little easier on yourself? ;-)
I have a good friend with Crohn's. We emailed back and forth for about
3 years. She's always type Chron's. I'd type Crohn's. It was almost funny. years of that. Then she entered a contest where she wrote an essay about
the disease. I *finally* said, "Hey, you know I've been ignoring that for years, but if you are going to represent the disease in an essay that will be published somewhere, you ought to spell it right." She at first told me it was me that had been spelling it wrong. I calmly waited while she googled the correct spelling... ;-) Now she spells it right. But, I figured that story ought to make this thread.
I have so many pet peeves, but I think I'm still half asleep to think of them. My biggest is just having the disease itself... I get so tired of it, but I finally recognize that I need to stop waiting to "get well" and just move on as I am. Ugh. I want to be well... Oh well. I'm also tired of being isolated, but I choose that out of fear. So I can't offer words of wisdom on the church situation. But, I did laugh at *both* song references! Fun! Funny!
1 fistula with two tracts, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide suppositories 3mg/daily, Cimzia, CRP 49.2 :-((
Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 almost done with my 2 years of Forteo 1/27/09 - 1/27/11!!