How to deal with hopelessly ignorant people!
I decided to bring this to the forum. Yesterday I was in the Walmart talking with the pharmacist about a medication and I mentioned that I have Lupus and was wondering if an over the counter medication would be ok to take for chest congestion. Well after the pharmacist told me that this medication should be ok, a lady stopped me when I went to walk away and said, "You have Lupus?" I told that I do and she proceeded to tell me all about a friend of hers who had just recently passed away from it. Before I got the chance to say anything, she said well you are going to die and aren't you scared? I was shocked at her and I got upset and said that eventually we are all going to die, because eventually everyone will have something go terribly wrong with their health if they don't die in an accident or something like that. It just makes me so mad when people are rude like this. I just walked away from her and left her standing there. How should I have handled this situation.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.