Heal thyself.

On January 28, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

I’m pretty easy going.  Most of the time.

But one of my biggest pet peeves is pure, utter, sheer stupidity.

I mean — stupidity for the complete lack of reasoning stupidity — I cannot get it.

And when faced with a certain level of sheer, utter stupidity, I just want to bang my head against the wall.  Over and over and over again.

This type of person is why I will stop helping people ultimately.  This type of person will be why I will give up on the human race.  This type of person will be why I decide computers are better than people.  This type of person will be why I decide to become the crazy frog lady.  (Hey, they ARE cute!)

Baby Froggie

If you are sick — go to the doctor.

If you go to the doctor and don’t get answers — demand them.

If you still do not get answers — go to a different doctor.

If you still can’t get answers — start reading, researching, learning.  ABOUT EVERYTHING.

Then go back and ask very pointed questions that cannot be ignored.

If you are ignored — go somewhere else until you aren’t anymore.

I know — “But Andrea!  You’ve not been there!”  Yes, yes I have.  Maybe not with WLS, but I have with my kids.  I HAVE been there.  I’m dealing with something with both of my kids in a way that sucks really really badly.  And if you want to know how badly, take a look at your food products for the rest of the day and imagine cutting out anything with soy and lactose completely.  Just for fun.  See how long you could survive without that whosit or whatsit in the cabinet over yonder.  No eating out, no boxed meals, no packaged meals — cause soy’s in it all.  And it was a fight to get this far and we haven’t got it all down yet.  So yes, I know of what I speak.

Also — if you are in need of help, and someone offers it?  TAKE IT.  For God’s sakes, don’t bitch and moan about how horrible your life is over and over again, and ignore the help that is offered to you over and over again.  Cause eventually that well goes dry.

There is a vast difference between stupid and ignorance.  Ignorance is a lack of knowledge — and that easily can be fixed.  Stupid can’t be fixed — except with some hemlock.  Or maybe a sledge hammer.  (Ooh.  Cardio AND weights!)

You have to be willing to help yourself.  You cannot expect your doctor to do it all.  You cannot expect your nutritionist to do it all.  You cannot expect strangers on the internet to do it all.  And to have people even willing to help?  That’s pretty damned amazing, actually.  I’ve seen some amazing acts of kindness by complete strangers on the ‘net — and I’ve been the recipient of some of them.  But there’s a point in which people can only do so much to help — and then it’s up to yourself.

Stupid — it’s blinding sometimes.  And I have a headache.

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4 Responses to “Heal thyself.”

  1. rny_alison says:

    I would probably be dead today if I left my health in the hands of my former PCP. I finally found a good PCP, by the way.

    I’m a researcher, by profession. So I really can’t relate to the “average population” and why they do the things they do.

  2. Andrea says:

    I had another instance of wanting to bang my head against a wall tonight.

    How I haven’t caused drain bammage yet, I dunnow *twitches*

  3. MacMadame says:

    I think it’s not necessarily stupidity. At least most of the time, it’s not when I am asked for advice, give it and it’s ignored. It’s because whatever it is that I’ve told them to do is something they are afraid to do.

    But I still want to kick them. :D

  4. Andrea says:

    Yeah. I get fear. Fear’s understandable.

    There’s also stupidity. Real, utter, tangible, “how the hell did you get out of grade school?!?” stupidity.

    Trust me — I worked retail at Christmas for five years — I’ve seen the stupid side of humanity.

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