NEVER Tell Me to "Relax," "Calm Down," Or "Lighten Up!"

I have been told "calm down," "relax," and "lighten up" my whole life. What REALLY upsets me is when I'm in the ER in horrendous pain, and because oral pain meds aren't working, they have to start an IV. So there I am being poked for the ELEVENTH time because my veins are so scarred from 33 years of harsh IV antibiotics that they can't find a usable vein, and the nurse is telling me to calm down because I'm making HER job harder!

traceywhite traceywhite
31-35, F
1 Response Feb 24, 2009

I agree. Love, livingwell