I’ve been stressing about what I would write about for NaBloPoMo today when I started noticing some people around cyberland complaining about those of us who are sick and have a negative attitude about it and how we should basically shut up and get up. Then I pretty much knew I had my entry for today. You stir up my anger about my illnesses and you have basically put the soap box right in front of me and helped me jump up on it.
So – here we go! If you don’t like sarcasm or that “being put in your place” or listening to other people’s soapboxes you might want to stop reading now. (But this will still count as my entry for NaBloPoMo today, right? Even if my readers don’t read it all. Ok, just checking!)
First of all, whether you have physical challenges or not you have NO RIGHT to judge me and how I handle mine. I have read all morning from a person I know is also ill. I would think if you also suffer with some sort of illness then you should be on the side of sympathy and not on the side of judgement. We get enough of that from the world when we are out in it – and even when we are not. Shame on you for not showing more compassion. Do I judge you? NO! And you certainly would never read about or hear me doing so. Your pain is your pain and mine is mine. Who gives me the right for me to judge yours and who gives you the right to judge mine? NOONE!! So, yeah, you worry about yours and I’ll worry about mine. I’m sorry you don’t agree with how I handle mine. But honestly, I have too much else to worry about than to worry about whether or not a FELLOW SPOONIE is going to judge me because I am depressed today or because I can barely get out of bed to make it to the bathroom.
Would I love to have a positive attitude all the time? OF COURSE! Would I love to “push through” my pain? OF COURSE! Would I love to pretend my pain doesn’t exist and not give in to it? OF COURSE! Are all of those things possible every day? UH NO! At least not for me! And I dare say they aren’t for you either.
So back up on offa my pain and let me handle it! K? And I’ll stay up offa yours and let you handle yours! Deal? Deal!
Stepping down! And yes, I feel better now.