(Closed) Does anyone else downplay the seriousness of their illness?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@DesertLady:  I wouldn’t keep it from my husband. That’s part of the reason he’s there – to be  a support through times of need. I certainly wouldn’t be advertising it at work or to my friends though.

Post # 4
5272 posts
Bee Keeper

@DesertLady:  I do only because I don’t want people to sit and hear me compalin all the time about my stomache issues cause they are so frequeent. I have IBS and I try not to let it get to me but when it’s really bad I don’t complain about it only sometimes to my husband but not all the time.

Post # 6
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

I suggest you tell your family and husband the true extent of it. If my loved one was not well, I’d want to know. No sugarcoating.

Post # 7
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@DesertLady:  I don’t tend to want to discuss that sort of thing either.  Actually, when I was a teenager, I was treated for bronchitis, and it turned out to be a case of pneumonia bad enough to put me in the hospital for a few days.  My doctor called ahead to the hospital while I was in the room, and was telling them not to believe me when I smiled and said I was fine. I guess I had a habit of downplaying – It’s just such a downer 🙁

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