I always carry a small notebook and pen with me wherever I go. I do this for two main reasons; one, I like to be able to jot down ideas or thoughts on paper that pop into my head before they fade into the abyss, and two, to pass along my info to someone who is giving me unsolicited advice.
Let me explain…..
I have been dealing with chronic illness for y-e-a-r-s, so I have heard a lot of remedies for my ailments. In fact, as I was typing this post I remembered even more unwanted advice and added those to a previous post.
So, I now deal with unwanted medical advice in a very simple way. I politely thank the individual for caring so much about me that s/he wants to help. I explain to them that I have a difficult time retaining new auditory information (which is true) and I would love to read more about their cure. I take out my notebook and I write down either my email or physical address (which ever seems more appropriate for the situation) and tell them I look forward to hearing from them.
You can probably guess the rest………..I have NEVER once been sent any information through the mail, and who doesn’t love receiving mail?! I have received two or three emails over the years and they did contain some valid health information. Now if I could only find a way to stop them from offering advice in the first place!
Until next time………