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    "It could have been worse"

    99% of the time I let all the misguided (ignorant) comments/questions bounce off me BUT I had to bring my 13yr old dashound to the vet late Sunday night of course I was stressed once things were winding down the vet asked what happened because the last time I was there i was AB I told him I had fell thru a roof and suffered an SCI & broken pelvis he said "well it could have been worse" have a nice night!!! Good thing he left because i was about to unload on him, I am fully aware it could have been worse I do consider myself much luckier then many, there are plenty on CC who have it much tougher then I do but his comment immediately pissed me off...

    #2
    That's an unbelievably ignorant comment. Sure, we all could have it worse but is that really anything to be thankful for? Really?

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      #3
      A perfect example pf the need to engage brain before opening mouth. Unfortunately, too many people in this situation have no idea what to say and how to respond so, of course, they $%^ it up.

      If you are not prepared for the answer, do not ask the question. The vet would have been best served to treat you as a person at the onset and forget how you got in the chair as he/she obviously lacks the interpersonal skills to deal with the answer to the question.--eak
      Elizabeth A. Kephart, PHR
      mom/caregiver to Ryan-age 21
      Incomplete C-2 with TBI since 3/09

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        #4
        What a stupid thing to say. He may even have realized it later.

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          #5
          I hope this doesn't sound unkind, but next time someone says "It could have been worse", say "It was worse that time my kid committed suicide. This w/chair is a bowl of cherries next to that."

          Some a-holes got religion on me recently, in public. They ended their preaching with "God heals!" I looked at them and said "I wish He'd have started with my son and my father, who both died in December."

          It did shut them up.
          Blog:
          Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

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            #6
            "It could have been worse";

            "yea, it could have been you."

            Shuts 'em up every time.
            "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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              #7
              For a veterinarian his bedside manner was better than a lot of doctors I've encountered!

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                #8
                Another bone-headed comment, "At least you have your health."

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                  #9
                  Don't forget the old "Well, you look good".
                  I don't know what this is supposed to mean?
                  Rollin' since '89. Complete C8

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                    #10
                    I usually hear it preceded with "You're lucky" as in "You're lucky; it could have been worse". I even see the "lucky" here in threads and posts.

                    I'm an incomplete para; I'm "lucky" I'm not complete;
                    or the complete para whose "lucky" he's not a quad;
                    or the incomplete quad who is "lucky" he's not complete;
                    and if you are a complete quad, someone, I'm sure has told you "you're lucky to be alive";
                    and, if any of us die, at our gravesite, someone will say he's "lucky" he didn't have to live that way.

                    I am amazed how "lucky" we can be to have an SCI.
                    TM 2004 T12 incomplete

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ZEN12many View Post
                      I usually hear it preceded with "You're lucky" as in "You're lucky; it could have been worse". I even see the "lucky" here in threads and posts.

                      I'm an incomplete para; I'm "lucky" I'm not complete;
                      or the complete para whose "lucky" he's not a quad;
                      or the incomplete quad who is "lucky" he's not complete;
                      and if you are a complete quad, someone, I'm sure has told you "you're lucky to be alive";
                      and, if any of us die, at our gravesite, someone will say he's "lucky" he didn't have to live that way.

                      I am amazed how "lucky" we can be to have an SCI.
                      I know you did not mean for this to be funny but when I got to the "....and, if any of us die, at our gravesite, someone will say he's "lucky" he didn't have to live that way..." I laughed out loud because it is so true. I am so grateful for threads like this because it makes me feel as other people have the same feelings as I do. I feel so lucky to be so normal :P

                      E
                      There is no such thing as a stupid question but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots. -modified from despair.com

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                        #12
                        Well...it could have been worse, you could have been pushing up daisies right now.
                        A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by wtf View Post
                          Well...it could have been worse, you could have been pushing up daisies right now.
                          Don't worry about wtf. She has the sensitivity of a dick after complete paralysis.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Le Type Fran├žais View Post
                            Don't worry about wtf. She has the sensitivity of a dick after complete paralysis.
                            Shut-up, you know I'm sweet.
                            A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child

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                              #15
                              Sheesh, you y'all need to get a life! "It could have been worse" is true... unless you are talking to a dead guy.
                              Don - Grad Student Emeritus
                              T3 ASIA A 27 years post injury

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