Hi everyone, I just need to vent here, because if I do it anywhere else I could hurt some good friends.
One of my best friend's brother-in-law has just had his tonsils out. To be fair, he does have depression, and had a traumatic experience in hospital as a young child, but to hear him complain (all over facebook, and even a blog) you'd think he was suffering all the ills of the world at once. His latest complaint is that the no name brand of panadeine is worse to swallow than the panadol brand. I'm soooooooo tempted to comment that they make a suppository, but think that may be to close to telling him to shove it up..... (you can fill in the rest)
Knowing how much everyone on this forum is suffering, and with such strength, patience, grace and courage, I feel really angry at his whinging. I don't want to say anything, though, because I see him once a month at my book group, and his sister in law (the host) is one of my closest friends. I could ignore it, except that he posts a new whine every few hours. And given that he was convinced that he wasn't going to survive the surgery, and was telling everyone he would be in ICU for a week afterwards; being able to swallow a tablet, at home in bed, should be a good thing.
Thanks so much for letting me vent! It's so great to have this space for it. I'm wishing everyone many happy suprises. Emily
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