If your having some health issues will you tell your love ones?

Philippines
September 28, 2010 4:06am CST
I have an aunt whom I confide my medical issues with. She's always cool and advices me on what to do, what to do next, boosting my morale, sharing her medical issues as well. It's so nice to confide with her. Other than her, I'm not sure if I can confide with the rest of my family, lol. Some of them tends to panic, some will just start stressing about it, others will just complicate things. So, if you have health issues whom do you confide? Do you tell your bf/gf too?
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@wiwa05 (230)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
As long as I can, I'll keep it a secret. I know it's wrong but I'll choose to keep it to myself coz I don't want them to worry too much for me. It's too stressful for them. I want them to continue their normal happy life, I don't want to be a burden for them, and I don't want to see sad faces everyday. I want to see their happy faces, and remember happy moments with them until that beginning of my after life. ^_^
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@janron29 (266)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
It depends of what kind of illness I have. If it is malignant and the doctors already told me that I only have few days to live, I definitely tell my family about my condition. Sooner or later they will be able to find the truth.
@se7enthbird (8327)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
we dont have someone who is like that, though my wife they have an uncle who is the adviser of the whole clan. now he is under a lot of medication because he is old already and still everyone in the family still seek advice from him. but regarding with the discussion if ever something goes wrong with me (medical condition) i will always tell it honestly with my wife. she will do the same thing. we always make our yearly check together so there is nothing to hide.
@derek_a (10902)
28 Sep 10
Yes, I would tell my wife first, and then others. I would probably be afraid of worrying her because I only ever really speak of things that I am worried may be serious. _Derek
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
28 Sep 10
Having a health issue is not something to keep silent about. You need tro confide in someone. I would tell a loved one of my health issues. i would need their love and support to see me through.
• Pakistan
28 Sep 10
i will tell to my dad.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 10
I'll always confide with my husband. I seldom tell my children because they're always afraid. When everything's ok; or after the laboratory tests confirm negative, well this is the time I'll tell my children.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
28 Sep 10
This can cause a dilemma for me. Telling her would only make her suffer as well. And I can't bear to let that happen. But if I don't I could be seen as trying to hide something from her which is worse. So I would just have to tell her.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
28 Sep 10
Oops, sorry for the double post. Totally unintentional.
@jlov101 (79)
• Philippines
21 Oct 10
Yes I will tell them but I will have to think of how will I tell them so that they will not be surprised. If you can't tell it by yourself alone, then you can have your aunt accompany you while telling them about your health issues. In that way, she can also help you explain things to them.
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
5 Oct 10
Family has to know about serious health issues. But the first to know and to whom you must confide is your doctor. Family may be of some help such as encouraging and advice, but serious health problems are for the doctor to confide in and then solve.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Sep 10
Well, of course I confide all of the medical issues that I have to deal with in my husband because he is the only adult that I live with. In addition to my husband, I also do a lot of confiding in my mother. The reason that I confide so much in my mother is because of the fact that she is my best friend and she is always able to offer me advice that will help me get through almost everything that I am dealing with in my life at a given time.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 10
i would not tell to anyone. i have told them something before and they tend to be more panic than i am, do not know what to do and most of the time i can't seek for a solution by telling them my problem.at the end they will ask whats my solution or my opinion.i am telling them so i can have an assistant but they asked me back that question?so funny.as a conclusion i will seek for a solution myself first.only then i will tell everything to them.at least they don't have to be panic and everything's under control.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
The first to know in that matter is our parents, my friend not gf or bf or aunt. Because it hurt to the side of our parents, where they things with your friend about you... Have a nice day!
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
I would usually not tell my family specially my mom. as i won't get any good advice. I would even be scolded for getting sick like i wanted to get sick or was if i was not taking care of my self at all.that'd why i rarely talk to them if i was feeling something. when i was young i was always told that i was old enough that i should know for myself what's wrong with my body and not to expect them to know what's happening to my body.
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
I will tell my parents and my boyfriend because i know they will support me and take care of me.I know they will be worrying about my health but i know they will help me to over come what I'm experiencing regarding my health.
• United States
29 Sep 10
If I am having health issues, I do tell my family. I generally tell my husband, grandmother and mom first. I don't tell EVERYONE. But I do let someone know what is going on. I just recently had a cousin die of stomach cancer at 38 because he didn't tell anybody what was going on.. and he could've possibly got help. That's why just based on that alone... I'd never hide my sickness.
@agokoys (36)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
I would tell it to my mom. When I was younger, she is there to take care of me & my siblings. It's a nice feeling that a mother is there to comfort you and make you feel safe.
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
29 Sep 10
I have no problem about telling my health issues to my family and people who I consider close to me. Having health issues is nothing to be ashamed of, and people can`t do anything anyway to make your health better, so for me it`s just sharing information. Also, if people know and I don`t notice that I have to take my medicines, it`s nice to have someone to remind you
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
Yes i will really confide first with my family. I think they should be the first one to know..for sure they will give me the the best advice and support one can give. And i too believe that my bf has the right no know my health condition. I know he will be worried and do stupid things to make me feel at ease but he has the right to know. I can get the best care from him and the support as well.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
I think I will tell most of my family about it, they deserve to know. Except for my dad, since he tends to freak out and he has medical conditions too and I fear that telling him about my health problems will only make his conditions worse.