I’m not an easily offended person. Mostly because I don’t have it in me to care, a little because I try to be understanding.
But here’s the thing—pardon me while I pull out my soap box—it pisses me off when people completely lack understanding of what it is to have a chronic illness and decide to have loud opinions about your needing damn medicine!
I get chronic sinus infections. It’s an unfortunate mix of terrible allergies, a shoddy immune system, and living my life on immune suppressants. So, I take antibiotics more than most people should. Because I have an autoimmune disease.
I don’t need your opinion about how pharmacists “are just pill pushers” and how we don’t need modern medicine. I don’t want your home remedy—my neti pot and I are really great friends. I don’t need you to tell me that I don’t look sick. Or my favorite: “Well, if it were that bad, you wouldn’t be doing the show.” (more…)