Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thought this was kind of funny. But You Don't Look Sick has an article entitled "The top ten worst suggestions commonly given to someone with a chronic illness". Some of these 'suggestions' sure sound familiar.

1)Have you tried holistic options? (many. I'll bring it back up with my doctor on my next visit, thanks.)

2) Could it be your stress? (My opinion is, it is my illness. I'll bring it up with my doctor though, thanks.)

3) Could it have to do with the altitude? (I'll bring it up with my doctor...thanks.)

4) I read in {insert any generic magazine here} about a new medication. Have you heard about it? (I was on it when it came out 17 years ago. but I'll bring it up with my doctor. thank you.)

5) Have you thought about being in a trial study? (I'll ask my doctor. thanks?)

6) WOW. If I were you, I don't know what I would do. I might just kill myself. (Thanks?)

7) Have they found what is causing the problem? (no. my doctor is an idiot. I'll remind him, thanks!)

8) Have you tried hypnosis? (I'm still sick, but when the phone rings I bark like a dog.)

9) Have you googled your illness? (! thanks!)

10 Have you ever thought you were getting sick because you haven't wrapped your house in aluminum foil because, you know, the aliens have been bugging our houses for the past 30 years and in some cases, making people really sick. I read on.....gee I lost the web site. but it's true! I heard it from Sally's cousin's sister-in- law. And then every time you use deodorant you would think you would be warding off these bugging rays, but it still makes it worse, so you are not being pro-active to your health by wearing that deodorant. I can't believe you! If you wanted to get better you would stop wearing deodorant..(voice gets fainter and fainter the further you just walk away.) THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

Article written by Amy-Beth Maran from

Have you experienced any others?


"If you know neither the terminology nor the concepts, you're ignorant. If you know the terminology, but you don't know the concepts, you're dangerous."
- Jacob M. Appel



I love it when people say "Have you tried pot/weed? It might be cheaper than those meds!" Sure it might be, but I could goto JAIL!!!

By Blogger KGC, at 9 February 2010 at 14:26  

I hear you. I'm always found the logic behind the use for pot kind of strange. Apparently it cure all and nothing.

By Blogger Versilleus, at 16 February 2010 at 18:58  

Have never ever tried to understand the meaning of pot or weed.It is always very strange for me.

By Anonymous bryan, at 12 March 2010 at 02:50  

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