janey

"you Look Good"

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Thanks everyone for your support, you have been great.

I have not spent another minute thinking about what my brother said, it only will exasperate symptoms that I have.

 

Best wishes to you all

 

Celia :rolleyes:

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I have to say that I agree with Shelley. I try not to let the illness show thru, so as not to be a bummer to those around me,(I'm not saying that anyone here does that, it's just how I feel). So I'm delighted when people tell me that I look good, or that I look younger than I am. It used to bother me in the beginning, because the inside of me was screaming, "Don't you know how sick I am?". And then I realized, NO, they don't. So, especially at work, I've been keeping scleroderma pamphlets on my station and I'm amazed at how many customers and my coworkers have picked them up to read them. And then I would get comments like, "Wow, you go through a lot of stuff, don't you?" And I also started gettting the pitty look from people, which I dislike even more. So now I prefer to be told that I "look great"! And then try to tell myself, "Yea, I do, don't I?"!!!

 

Just enjoy life. People don't can't read your mind, and remember, we don't know what is going on in theirs either!


Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!

 

Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Thanks for the different ways of looking at this!!!!!

 

Warm hugs from Minnesota.

 

Peggy

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Perhaps I'm odd! I actually dislike it more when peple say I look pale/tired/unwell. Much prefer to be told I look well!

Lizzie

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Hi Lizzie,

 

Well I too like to be told I "look good" but for me the frustration comes in when it's people that are trying to discredit my illness - in effect it's like they are saying "Well how sick can you be, you look great" My mother-in-law is the worst!


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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