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No Thank You Kindly

Posted by Connie on Friday, July 4th, 2008 at 10:10 pm and is filed under Chronic Illness, Healthy or Not.
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not wantedMedical advice, unwanted, uneducated, annoying, from kind people who care but are driving me nuts – what do I do about it?

I’ve been so frustrated and yes cranky, very cranky and on edge. My emotions are all over the place. This period of not knowing what is wrong with me is making me angry. This sleepiness, inability to go out, drive, move around and now the pain is getting to me real bad.

I don’t want to snap at people who mean well. I’ve shared with them that I’m waiting to hear from the Kidney Specialist. I’ve had tests done and have started some a new medication. But still they feel that this vitamin they saw for sale, this treatment, exercise, technique will help me.

So instead of screaming, I smile and nod my head. I thank them for thinking of me. I half listen to them on the phone. I sometimes find myself falling asleep.

I’ll tell you something though, I don’t answer the phone all the time. I screen my calls. If I do answer and the advice ramble begins, I’ll excuse myself and say that I’m not feeling well.

How do you handle unwanted medical advice?

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2 comments

  1. poor you…I feel so badly for you…smart move..SCREEN THOSE CALLS!!!

    blessings…

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    comment by amy lilley — July 5, 2008 @ 6:30 pm
  2. So sorry to hear about sending you well wishes

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    comment by chronic chick — July 5, 2008 @ 10:00 pm

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