I Have Sickle Cell, I Am Not Lazy.
I have been in and out of the hospital since November of last year. I have been transfused several times due to pain crisis and severe anemia. I have not been able to work. I felt obligated to resign from my charge nurse position at a mental health shelter this past June. Just when I started to regain my strength, my integrity was questioned. My mother-in-law called me lazy, assuming that I enjoy staying at home and do nothing. She went as far as asking me “who’s money are you spending?” After enduring her assault, the stress sent me right back to square one. Back in the hospital, more sickle pain, more blood transfusions, and the feeling of sadness sets in.
How would you deal with this situation?
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