What things people said to you that as a patient really annoyed you

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    JessNZ
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    Is it normal to feel annoyed by the language that some people use to communicate with you? How am I best to go about communicating that I don’t like certain types of language with my family and friends?

    A friend for example said to me the other week that I am so brave and then she compared my experience to that one time she had to get a blood test. My extended family also always uses the term battling which I am so against. The word battling to me is if dying is akin to failure.

    I am curious to hear what other people have experienced in terms of language they don’t like during treatment?

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    Mardi757
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    Yes, I’ve found the same. You’re strong annoys me. @ctually I’m at my weakest and I need help.

    I actually asked them not to say it as it upset me. It seems to work.

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