There's a new girl at church that has decided I'm suppose to be her new best friend. about
two weeks ago she called twice within 5 days and both times I was taking a nap. You guys know how it is, sometimes you just don't have time or just don't feel like talking on the phone. Sunday comes she doesn't show up at church. I called Sunday afternoon to make sure everything was okay, there was no answer. Three more times I called and left messages on her answering machine. Today I get a phone call from her and she says she's very hurt because I haven't called her back and she had called here numerous times. Well, caller ID didn't show numerous times but fine I won't get picky. She proceeding to *itch me out because I haven't called her back. When I could get a word in edgewise I told her that with lupus there are times when I can't even get out of bed. I was honestly speechless when she told me to just take a xanax. ?????????????? I repeated what she said to me ... Just take a xanax??? At that point my husband looks up at me and says uh oh ... I couldn't believe it. I have never been told to just take a xanax! I made excuses and got off the phone with her. The more I thought about
it the more upset I got so I ended up calling her back and for the next 30 minutes explained to her what lupus was, how it made us feel, the problems it caused and then read her The Spoon Theory. She was still upset because I hadn't called her back and how she cried over it, etc ... It was at that point my sister-in-law rang my doorbell and gave me an excuse to get off the phone. I tried my best to explain it to her, and I thought well The Spoon Theory will sink in, but nothing did.
I could go on but I just needed to vent a little ... I know you guys understand.