You ever have someone in your circle or life that is prone to histrionics? Do you feel guilty when those people are using their tendencies toward hyperbole and histrionics to get people to pay attention to them when they also suffer from a bit of hypochondria coupled with some legitimate health complaint that may or may not be as severe as they believe? I hate that I have my doubts about a certain person in my life and their belief that they have a serious disease. However, when they did not bother to get a second opinion (despite my having advised them to do so because someone else received the same misdiagnosis for three years before being properly diagnosed) and simply accepted the diagnosis as fact and then promptly began to publicly declare how difficult their life is because of the disease it does not make me sympathetic, it makes me hesitant to believe in and support them. When this same person has the exact same surgery that I had and they whine about it and complain that their surgeon is not seeing them for more than a month after the surgery it makes me question them and their surgeon since my surgeon saw me within days. It makes me question it even more when they obviously ignore my comment to them that it is not normal for a doctor to wait so long to see a patient after a serious surgery. Hello, if for no other reason the doctor should be seeing them to see that the wound is healing properly. It is so hard to balance what should be a natural concern for someone with my hatred of people complaining about every ache and pain for attention. I understand that to a certain point I could be seen as seeking attention by complaining in a public forum, but I have been cut off from most of my close friends now because of location and I need a place to vent. At least all I am doing is looking to vent and not trying to get everyone to feel sorry for me.
As I am Bitter Betty number one I will make this about me, until the other two decide to contribute to something more than the name. I am a graduate of UNLV, but am native to California, and while my personality prefers California, my bank account (though quite empty at the moment) prefers Las Vegas. I am quite contrary in my personality, in that I am both quite opinionated, and pretty much an introvert. A bit of an enigma I suppose. I am a huge animal lover with dreams of starting my own animal sanctuary. I love crafting, arts, and music of all sorts, and have many interests if I could just get myself to stay out of pain long enough, or focus on one particular thing long enough, to perfect it. I have been in multiple car accidents (none of which were my fault thank you very much as I was usually the passenger), have been told that I likely have fibromyalgia (but for some reason I can't get my doctors to further explore the issue), suffer from chronic migraines, as well as every other kind of headache that exists, and a laundry list of problems associated with these issues and because of this I can't attack my various interests as often, or as voraciously as I would like, and have been out of work for several years. I'd like to get my own business started so that I could bring in an income while having the freedom that I need in performing a job that allows me to stop and start as needed in order to avoid as much pain as possible.