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This isn't targeted at anyone on my friends list, as most people I am close with know this already.  But I need to vent because I have been running into this frequently of late, as recently as this morning, and it is really getting to me right now.

Dear world:

I know I sometimes need to walk with a cane, or limp, or am very tired/in pain.  That does not make me any less capable of making decisions about what I am and am not capable of doing, or about how I want to manage my health.  If I need help, I will ask for it.  Otherwise please kindly leave very well the fuck alone.

Don't force your need to be "helpful" onto me when I have not expressed a need for help.  (And for clarification, joking about my pain/tiredness/weakness is not asking for help.  Self-deprecating humor helps me cope.)  Stop making this about you.  My health concerns are mine, and mine alone.

And when I say I don't want or need help, when I say I am fine - back the fuck off.  Do not repeatedly ask me if I am okay, if I need help, etc. because I already told you that I'm fine.

No love,
me

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