Im so angry I could SCREAM!!!! , ACTUALLY IM SO ANGRY I COULD PUNCH A FACE……………….. I know I know calm down …………. BREATHE…..
Why is it that people cross the line then say “ I was only trying to help” then you end up feeling bad because you feel like you have been a royal B*##$@ because as they said they were “only trying to help!!!” Well not this time Im so sick and tired of hearing “Im only trying to help” help me by butting out …………. and if you don’t know what your talking about and you are not familiar with the facts then just SHUT UP and keep your wise cracks to yourself.
Well here in South Africa our Oprah show is a little (some times a lot) behind schedule so what our friends in the states have seen months ago, we get to see a couple of months later, and as you may have guessed when I said Oprah today’s show was about the Roloff Family!!!!!! I was quite excited because I finally got to see the much talked about show, and so did the rest of my family and friends, I got so many calls from people I haven even met reminding me to watch the show, …………………..Okay!!
After the show………. Is were my anger comes from; I once again get all these people saying…
“You have nothing to worry about, Leah is just small!!!”
“Charmaine why do you make such a big deal of things she is just small”
“There’s nothing wrong with Leah she will be fine”
“Char did you see the small people they are so cute”
What the hell would you know? How do you know if Leah will be fine? NO SHE IS NOT JUST SMALL!!!! Hydrocephalus, Kyphosis, SLEEP APNEA, BREATHING MONITORS , SMALL AIR WAYS, CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS, Leah cant wear a pair of shoes and has lived in slippers for the past 21 months because of her instep !!! Two CT SCANS A YEAR, regular checks for her HEAD GROWTH.
No, she is not just small, this is the reality of what we deal with, and I can hear you saying that Im being NEGATIVE, ………………..NEGATIVE………. ME!!!!!!!!!…………..NO WAY, REALISTIC is the word I would use, and well educated about all of the above, 21months of education to be precise, So if I loose a few friends about this then so be it , because I don’t need friends who I haven’t seen for 21 months to call up after the Oprah show and think that they know what Achondroplasia is about and that im making my child’s condition to worse that it seems.
The show was informative, and I know that Leah’s real challenges in life are still to come….. Will we be okay, IM POSITIVE we will be just fine , because we have been fine all along…………and that without your help, so if you don’t mind Get your facts in order, and DON’T tell me how to raise my child.