'Welcome to my world'? Projective empathy - what I feel, you feel, and if I feel sick, you feel sick to death.
this one, for dealing with medical professionals that ... <much left unsaid, here> ... don't actually *help*.
(And to be able to use it on behalf of my friends, some of whom are going through similar, or worse, or much worse. (Latest horror story from one friend: they'll only treat her migraines if she stops taking her lithium. She actually walked out of the appointment at that point, but the next-nearest neuro is 60 miles away. Oy. (The joys of living in mostly-rural Idaho; her sister will drive her there, luckily.)))
Was reading in the Irene thread that jimsmyth had a recent hospital experience, and thought how wrong it is that I must occasionally squash a wave of homesickness-for-hospital, and then I thought "Now that
would make an interesting element for that germpath gamma: a history that engenders a homesickness for the care one receives in a good medical facility."
I am studiously not thinking about lying in an adjustable bed, with everything I need at my fingertips, with other people carrying the load of responsibility that comes with adulthood/parenthood/name-your-hood. Nope; not thinking about it!