On more than one occasion over the last few weeks friends have said things to me like ‘Oh it’s nothing compared to what your dealing with’ and ‘you have it much worse’. Now i know these are well meaning comments, but man they rub me up the wrong way. Yes I have MS but i’m doing ok and I am not as bad as some people are.
I try really hard not to talk about my MS to friends all the time - that’s what i do here! Just don’t see the need to ‘degree’ peoples problems. To me no matter what the situation, size or shape of the problem - they are still that problems, everyone has them. I DON’T WANT PEOPLES PITY.
My temper is also a lot shorter than it used to be (just ask my poor hubby!) and i’m finding it increasingly difficult not to fly off the handle at these ‘well meaning’ people. Anyone had similar problems and have any tips for explaining to people how much this annoys me or how to graciously accept it without losing friends? Or do i need an anger managment class?!
Thanks, Laura x