This isn’t directed at any one person, it’s just been happening more and more lately and I don’t understand why.
So, whenever I make a status on facebook or just mention in a conversation that something hurts, people diagnose me with the worst possible diseases they can think of. Now, this wouldn’t be so bad if I was a normal person, but I tend to be very anxious and made-up diseases in my head are my #1 source of anxiety. Trying to stop that, but it’s taking more time than expected.
Here are some examples.
“My wrist hurts today, must have strained it throwing clay on the wheel.”
Response- You have carpal tunnel (not that bad, but debilitating to a potter)
“I’ve had a headache for the past four days, but just a small one. Probably a tension headache from stress or something.”
Response: Are you sure you don’t have a Brain tumor? Meningitis?
“Got a bloody nose.”
Response: You could have an aneurism. Get to the hospital, you could die at any moment.
“When I sit at my computer desk all day working I get achy.”
Response: Fibromyalgia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Blood Clot…..etc.
What prompts people to do this? Do they think they are saving me? Because it’s causing more damage than it’s helping. It’s actually starting to really piss me off. I don’t even want advice from people on how to stop these things from happening. If I’m that worried about it, I’ll consult a doctor, but until that day comes, I don’t want advice or diagnosis. I literally have 2 people in my group of friends that are even remotely qualified in medical fields and they never diagnose me. Most of the time it’s all the disease-paranoid people.
Anyway, my solution to this is to never post about myself ever again, which makes me wonder why I have a facebook to begin with. If it weren’t for connections that I might lose, I would probably just delete it. We also have the blog page to manage. I just don’t understand. I have people who never, ever talk to me, but when I post something about hurting myself, they are right there to tell me how I have cancer or some incurable disease. Other than that, they are quiet pleasant people.
Alright, that rant is over. Thanks for letting me vent. I just can’t understand why this keeps happening.
Anyway, have a great monday!
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