The perception others have about
YOUR disease is how YOU pass that perception to them.
If you say things like "it could be worse"...it means that it's not "that bad"....the woman's response should humble you to realising it's BAD ENOUGH.
It irks me when someone passes the comment to me or others that it could be or could have been worse. It's mostly to say "I don't want to hear about
it or deal with it". OR "that's nothing compared to whatever they may deem worse, so don't be a wuss".
My response is always "to what point is it bad enough so that you can empathise or sympathise?". One's suffering, disease, illness or experience cannot be the measuring stick for another's. Don't negate it for yourself, for others will do the same.
While it could have been worse, it's all relative to a specific situation. If it helps us put things into perspective...then that's weighing the reality of a situation to ease our freaking out about
it. It doesn't change the fact that it's still difficult or serious in the moment or chronically and could be on the way to being much worse or a crisis, etc.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 1/5/2013 2:10:29 PM (GMT-7)