“I gather you’re in a bit of discomfort ” said a consultant, new to me, yesterday.
What??? A bit of discomfort? This isn’t discomfort, it’s disabling. I have ascites, a side effect of the ovarian cancer. I’m like a beached whale, eight weeks overdue. I can’t sit up, I can’t lie down. Indulge in anything energetic, like brushing my teeth or sitting at the computer for ten minutes, and I have to lie down. I haven’t eaten for days and now I can’t even keep water down. I can’t bend over or reach my feet. Even wiping my bum is a major feat of contortionism, for goodness sake. Yes, I am wallowing in self-pity.
So do not tell me this is minor discomfort.
And DON’T PATRONIZE ME.
Ok, rant over.