You know what I say to people like that? Take a hike!
You don't need people like that in your life. Those types of people will only make you sicker. Yes, it's extremely sad and disappointing, and so ignorant. But think about it, now you know this person for who they really are. Time to move on. Easier said than done, I know. Time heals all wounds. *So I hear.*
Here's a great brochure to give anyone without IBS, so they have a better clue of what we go through:
IBS for people who do not have IBS
How does "friend" not know that you live with mom as much to take care of her as she take care of you? If she had something terrible, like cancer (God forbid), everyone would support you living with her and taking care of her.
But I guess since "friend" doesn't believe in IBS, she doesn't believe your mother is ill either, so you're not taking care of her, you're mooching just to mooch.
Unfortunately bad gall bladders and Crohn's runs in my family, so I have had no lack of sympathy on that account. My mother now has fibromyalgia too.
You know what, just ignore this person until she sees the light or doesn't. She can believe whatever she wants to believe, but that doesn't mean she's right. With friends like her, who needs enemies???
Post Edited (Marsky) : 7/23/2008 6:55:06 AM (GMT-6)