- Nov 20, 2013
I have four beautiful children ages 6,8,10,12 and a wonderful husband that are all so sweet and understanding of my condition Fibro/CFS. My problem is my very large extended family and circle of friends that call or drop by almost daily to check on me as I lay on my couch. They all come with well meaning ideas or treatments, but sometimes I just want to scream at all of their insensitive solutions. They would die if I ever told them that, but I have gotten to the point where I screen all of my calls because it seems to add to my depression if I hear "what you need to do is....." My 10 year old son gets it better than most adults. This morning when I went into his room and said, "Time to wake up, I feel pretty good this morning and if you hop out now I will make your bed for you." He jumped out of his bed with his eyes still closed and said, "no mom you need to conserve your energy" It made me grateful to have such compassionate children, but feel overwhelmingly guilty that they have to even be aware of my illness. My eight year old made dinner tonight, and although I feel beaming with pride it makes me so sad at the same time. I am blessed to have such a sweet support system here at home, but it is the onslaught of family and friends that say such insensitive things daily that drive me crazy. How have any of you dealt with......... well insensitive advice?