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Old Yesterday, 03:26 PM
 
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Then there's the one who always claims they have the rarest form of a common complaint, the worst possible complications, requires the most expensive treatment (forget the OTC med...must have prescription strength), ends up with the most incompetent provider, yadda yadda yadda. Grew up with someone like this. Somehow all the fantastical conditions never seemed to prove out.
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Old Yesterday, 05:51 PM
 
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I've come to the conclusion that some people need to have a "problem" of one kind or another so they will have something to "complain about."....Sometimes they complain about their aches and pains...and sometimes they complain about other things in their life....Their chronic complaining and negativity affects the people around them....It's hard to "feel ok" when the person next to you has a need to "feel bad" and wallow in self pity....Any comments about this? Thanks....

They want attention. Ignore them and let them wallow in their own self-pity.
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Old Today, 12:22 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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and how! I live with one. Unfortunately I believe that a negative attitude begets a negative outcome in everything you do. I see it firsthand.
Five years later he was diagnosed with kidney cancer and died 20 days later. It's sad to say that my life without him is much easier than it was when he was alive.

I've since had open heart surgery and my aortic valve replaced. I don't complain about my plight in life but I wish it were easier.
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Old Today, 01:00 PM
 
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I believe it is a way for these people to attract attention. They need to be treated "special" or have people feel sorry for them in some way. They like to be the center of attention. I have a cousin like this. As a child she was totally ignored by her alcoholic parents. Now, as an adult she has one medical problem after another so that she can go to the doctors office and be treated special by both the doctor and support staff. She has endured I don't know how may operations because of this sick need to be treated as though she was special.

It's awful what some parents do to their children.

20yrsinBranson
childfree for a reason
I was going to say the same thing. My mother was adopted by her aunt and uncle because they only had one child who was special needs, and could not have another. My mom says she always felt like she was simply a playmate for her sister, and anytime there was an issue, the special needs kid got everything: all money, all positive feedback, all attention, period.
My mother doctor-shopped my entire life trying so hard to find something wrong with herself. She was also one to constantly talk about how something was wrong with her and no one could figure it out. She lists symptoms, illnesses and medications to anyone and everyone who will listen. UGH!
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Old Today, 01:08 PM
 
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And then there are those who make every single C-D health thread about themselves. If they havent had the problem discussed by the OP, they still mention their failed surgery and the pain years later. I wonder if they complain like that to people in real life.
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Old Today, 03:27 PM
 
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Five years later he was diagnosed with kidney cancer and died 20 days later. It's sad to say that my life without him is much easier than it was when he was alive.

I've since had open heart surgery and my aortic valve replaced. I don't complain about my plight in life but I wish it were easier.
Some times we have to talk about the bad and the good, it helps us release issues if nothing else. Living with an issue every minute of the day does wear on one. Some try to put on a happy face all the time and they are crying on the inside, and many complain about everything.

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