So since getting diagnosed and heading off to college I’ve been asked a LOT of bizarre questions. And I’ve been told a LOT of bizarre things. And I just want to share them with you because some of the things people have the guts to ask me just make me laugh. Some of it is totally inappropriate and makes you think “Why would they say that?” so a disclaimer off the bat there. Hope some of these make you giggle!
Just some curiosity….
“Do you even feel cold?”
“Does it hurt you if I do this?” And then they poke me.
On the matter of being poked, one time my best friend said “I researched chronic pain and it said that people with chronic pain experience pain during things that aren’t supposed to be painful.” Then she pokes me and says “Like that.”
I have tremors, which means my arms shake. Comments regarding tremors:
”Shake n Bake”
”Are you saying good-bye already?”
Then there is the doctors of this world:
“Are you supposed to take that many pills?” Well I wouldn’t take that many pills if my doctor didn’t prescribe it to me.
“Would smoking weed help?” If medical marijuana was legalized I would so prefer that to the opiates I am on.
“Do you think God is punishing you?” I actually went through a phase where I thought “God” might be punishing me for not believing. I went to church every Sunday for a month, I went to everything extra I could, read the bible, and ended up almost dying of liver failure two months in. If there is a God I don’t think he cares one way or another.
“I know something that can cure that. Have you ever tried (insert name of some herb you’ve never heard of here)? It cures everything.”
Another thing I love (and I don’t mean that sarcastically, I think it’s cute, hurts like hell but its cute) is when people accidentally hurt me and then follow up by giving me a hug…which they know hurts me.
And finally the big question everyone for some reason always asks me when they ask about RSD/CRPS even though it is so personal and absolutely none of their business
“Would it hurt if you were to like…have sex?”
Linda RSD/CRPS, POTS, Fibro