Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cranky Pants, round 2 (Bonus: Mansplaining!)

Just when I was getting settled for the night, putting on my comfy jammies, about to go downstairs with my husband to watch an episode or two of Castle... instead of relaxing on the couch with my husband and cat, I have to pull on the cranky pants once more.

I've just spent 45 minutes with a classic mansplainer telling all of us little womenfolk that we all needed to "be assertive" and "take charge of our health" and that our healthcare was "complex" and we needed to "take responsibility."

Ya think that I, a Mayo Clinic-trained WomenHeart champion and heart attack survivor, maybe need to educate myself on heart disease and heart health?

Ya think I need to maybe ask my doctor or nurse to explain my condition (which I know more about than they do) to me?

Ya think that I need to "take responsibility," and recognize that my health is "complex," and "be assertive" about my care?

Thank you for your contributions.

1 comment:

  1. How funny! I am with you all the way. Just love when I get that treatment from on high...whether from a jerky MD or a relative who thinks he knows everything a split second or more before the rest of the world! Yet, that same person will turn around and whine like a baby the minute they get sick!! Vent away!!