My Mother Thinks I'm Wasting Life, She Doesn't Understand My Illness..I'm on summer holiday at the moment. I haven't been able to see friends for the past week because my fatigue is on a downward spiral. My mother said to me today 'don't you think you're wasting your life? you should get out there and stop cancelling plans with people'.. also, my sister said 'you're not ill, you're just lazy' .. these things were quite insensitive and hurtful. Of course I feel like i'm wasting my life, but what other option do I have? I'm no where near well enough to travel in the car for an hour, do activities with people and drive back for an hour. I really am beginning to feel like she doesn't understand how unwell I am. And as for what my sister said, that's just upsetting. It's not laziness, i'm genuinely horrifyingly ill. I don't understand why she'd say that.
I can't help that I have Fatigue or M.E, it's a horrible experience for me without all these comments from the ones I love the most!