I belong to another chronic pain site. It isn't as good as this one. One of the things I read in it I want to share with you. The following was written on a tote bag. I don't know who the original author is . It did not say. It also didn't say where the tote bag is sold. I wish I knew because I would like to buy one. I guess it is also printed on t-shirts. We all need one, don't you think?
13 Things You Don't Want To Say To Someone with Chonic Pain
1. You Don't Look Sick
2. Maybe If You Just Got Out More
3. You Can Learn To Live With It
4. You'll Just Have To Tuff It Out
5. It's All In Your Head
6. You're Just Having A Bad Day
7. This Will Pass
8. Just Get More Exercise
9. It Can't Be That Bad
10. It Must Be Neat Not To Have To Work
11. Just Be More Positive
12. It Could Be Worse
13. There's People Worse Off Than You
I Won't Be Responsible For My Actions!!!!!!!
I'm sure most of us have heard one or more of the 13. The one that really gets me is number 10. I've had quit a few people say that to me. I would give just about anything to be able to go back to work. I had 20 years in before I became unable to work anymore. I loved my job and planned to work there until retirement. People who don't suffer the way we do just don't get it. Do these people think because we don't work that we do fun things all day? I don't understand their way of thinking.
Published On: June 01, 2009