• On Thanksgiving day we went to my brother's house where most of the family was gathering.

    Asked by Coloman on Sunday, December 1, 2019

    On Thanksgiving day we went to my brother's house where most of the family was gathering.

    I knew I shouldn't try to eat too much but everything smelled so good, looked good, and tasted great! So I wind up eating too much which caused a problem for me. I thought it might be a bowel blockage. I was in extreme pain and drawing too much attention from the family. By the end of the day, one of them calls an ambulance and I get hauled off to the ER. I didn't want to be the center of attention, I didn't want to take away from the day. Now some of the family are acting like I ruined the day for everyone. I just don't know how to react to them. What do you think?

    10 Answers from the Community

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    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I could understand little kids maybe being frightened by what happened, but that has nothing to do with the event being ruined. And the adults need to be acting like adults.

      8 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Oh Colomon, i am really sorry to read about the issue you had on Thanksgiving and also very sorry that some of the people there have so little empathy or compassion as to "blame" you for feeling so horrible.

      I honestly can't imagine anyone in my family reacting like that. A natural reaction, in my opinion, would be extreme concern for my loved one (in this case, you).

      I hope you are feeling WAY better now and that you won't let those people's reaction make you feel bad. THEY owe YOU an apology for their reaction, not the other way around. (I am really upset at how they treated you. So wrong. )

      8 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      Bengal said it: Anyone who thinks that you ruined the day is a jerk. I’m sorry they treated you like that.

      7 days ago

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