Well meaning neighbor

@Trensue (5247)
United States
April 3, 2017 6:13am CST
A well meaning neighbor heard about my brother's accident and brought over an article about addiction to pain medications. I think it was a little too soon for me. He is still in the hospital and just had surgery Friday. I politely said "Thank you. I will do my best to make sure I follow all his doctor's instructions." I understand it is a real concern, and I think I would have preferred that she ask how he was doing. What about you?
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@LadyDuck (151858)
• Switzerland
3 Apr 17
I fully agree, I disapprove those who jump into a situation like, the least she would have done it was (first of all) to ask how he is doing. I hope your brother feels a bit better and I suggest not to listen to your neighbor.
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
4 Apr 17
I just got him home today and the only pain medication he has requested in Tylenol. I will be sure and report that to the neighbor if she drops by.
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@marguicha (91813)
• Chile
4 Apr 17
@Trensue To ask her if she approves
@marguicha (91813)
• Chile
3 Apr 17
You mean to say that your brother had surgery and will be given pain medications for some time (maybe) and he went with that book? If that´s the case, I think that she was being rude AND nosy.
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
4 Apr 17
He had hip surgery after the accident and I am sure he will be on them for quite awhile.
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@marguicha (91813)
• Chile
4 Apr 17
@Trensue And I hope they serve him well as it must be very painful
@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
3 Apr 17
I would feel the same way as you. I actually probably would have been a bit offended by it especially so quickly afterhe had the accident. Her concern should have been about how he was doing.
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
3 Apr 17
I was a little taken back, but I think I better choose to believe she was doing it out of honest concern, otherwise I think I will be very angry.
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
3 Apr 17
@Trensue that is a good idea to think that way
@Shavkat (59752)
• Philippines
3 Apr 17
I think it should be prescribed by a doctor.
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
3 Apr 17
Of course. He is in the hospital, so it is completely under the physicians instructions.
@Shavkat (59752)
• Philippines
3 Apr 17
@Trensue That's good.
@Kandae11 (35967)
3 Apr 17
Some of us do not think before acting - but I doubt that she meant any harm.
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
4 Apr 17
You are probably right. I should practice instant forgiveness and move forward.
@JudyEv (121000)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Apr 17
Maybe she didn't really know what to say so this was one way of approaching you. But then, I am always making excuses for people.
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
4 Apr 17
It sounds like you are a great example of instant forgiveness and I admire that.
@Susan2015 (20417)
• United States
5 Apr 17
I think it would have been better if she just asked you how he was.