First new topic soooo hi
This has probably already been covered so I apologise in advance.
Okay, so I was diagnosed with HMS just over a year ago whe I was 17 and my family haven't been the most supportive (my dad thinks it's all in my head) but most of my friends have been great, either been very understanding when things are bad or treating me as normal when I'm feeling OK. But I have one friend who nearly always brings the conversation round to HMS and how hard it must be to cope/stay positive etc. I appreciate the concern, I really really do, it's very sweet, but it's driving me crazy! Because it's a near constant reminder of how hard it can be and how differently he sees me these days. And it can be really depressing.
I'm struggling to get him to understand that it doesn't completely rule my life (although it is a pretty big part of it) and that I don't want to talk about it ALL of the time. That talking about the random stuff we used to talk about is good and also that being in pain doesn't always mean I'm sat around feeling sorry for myself.
And I feel so bad that his constant concern irritates me.
"Can you sit down?" "No, miss. I can fall over on a chair, though."