Sunday, September 13, 2009

Just My Opinion

No matter how many surgeries Taylor has, I always find it hard to sleep the night before…even for those that are considered minor. Although tomorrow's surgery isn't minor, it isn't the same as her brain surgery…just somewhere in the middle. We have to be at the hospital by 6am. Don't you just love those early mornings?

You know, I follow various blogs and forums. It's amazing to me how some can engage in "my child's medical problems are worse than your child's". It just doesn't make sense. I've been dealing with a medically fragile child for 20 years. She has a lot of issues. Yet I don't discount those parents who are dealing with "so-called" lesser issues. It's my opinion that each person's problems or issues are as big to them as mine are to me.

Yes, my child has severe medical issues yet I chose to consider myself lucky because she has a sweet and loving nature. She doesn't have behavioral issues. Why can't all the parents of children with special needs lift each other up instead of saying your problems aren't as bad as mine.

Okay, I guess I need to shove the soapbox back under the bed. Can I claim the stress of tomorrow's surgery for making me rant?


Jacqualine said...

Good evening my friend;

Personally I am glad you do not get into those "my child is worse than yours" as between me and you, you would win. Despite who's child suffers what, I have learned one simple thing in our many late night moms we go through similar gauntlet of emotions during similar trials/tribulations. Not once have you brushed my concerns off or even compared them to the ones you are going through. Instead you were able to put words to things running through my head that I thought no one else would understand. So I guess i am saying thank you...