Yes, I’m highly offended! I’ll be honest this is not the most eloquently written post (well really none of my posts are… I’m no writer). Basically what happened was I saw RED… and I NEEDED to post. I had to get my feelings out before running out of the door today. So I apologize in advance…
I’ve been reading comments left on blogs in response Kate Middleton being hospitalized for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). Some of the comments are obviously left by those who suffer from as simple case of ignorance on the subject at hand. I’m shocked at the way some many people are down playing how sick she really is, and how dangerous HG could be!
I only have morning sickness, well all day sickness and there have been times where I’ve just felt like curling up a dieing!
Everyone says the LAST thing I want to hear “oh you’ll be fine… It’s all for a good cause” “after the 1st trimester it will all go away”. Yes some of that may be true, but its not what I wanted to hear. For me, little made it better most things made it worse. My advice would be, instead of offering a pre-packaged generic pat on the back that most women rather not have. Just listen and sympathize. Be honest because you really don’t know when it will get better. Okay, I know you mean well but you get my point.
For those women that have experienced HG my heart goes out to them… I could NOT even imagine what that must be like!
People come on let’s not assume or judge situations, when we aren’t in others shoes… Never down play someones feelings. You never know, you or someone you love could be in those same shoes some day!!
For more information on Hyperemesis Gravidarum follow the link.