In life, we face numerous challenges, some of which may shape us in ways we never expected. For one individual, a chronic illness has been a constant companion since birth, leading to a life filled with both hurdles and triumphs. However, it is the reaction of his mother that has recently caused turmoil and led to a dramatic confrontation. Here’s the full story.
He Was Born With a Chronic Ailment
The Original Poster (OP) shares that since the day he was born, he had to struggle with a chronic ailment.
He Faced All the Hurdles
But he was always able to find doctors who were qualified to treat him as he lives in a country where healthcare is quite well taken care of.
While OP never had a lot of medical debt, the illness still weighs heavily on him. OP has to use a wheelchair for the majority of the day, and he depends on his medication to get him through it all.
He Is Living a Good Life Now
OP is currently employed and works from home. Plus he and his girlfriend are currently sharing a home and he does as much work from home as he can.
He Planned to Visit His Parents
The story began when OP made the decision to finally see his folks on the weekends.
He Doesn’t Like to Visit
OP doesn’t visit his parents much as his mother makes a big deal about things and never speaks to him normally. It’s like she thinks OP’s illness has suddenly rendered him incapable of understanding her.
His Mother Treats Him Like a Kid
She addresses OP as if he were a kid rather than a 25-year-old. Normally, OP doesn’t pay attention to her pity party, but this time it was too much.
Things Took a Turn
Things took a turn when she talked about how she carries such a huge load as a mother and how terrible it is to see her child in this condition, and how OP’s chronic illness is “god’s punishment” on her.
He’d Had Enough
OP was shocked and he’d had enough. He asked his partner to leave immediately and expressed his anger directly to his mother, calling her “pathetic.”
His Family Tried to Calm Him Down
His dad contacted him while they were driving home and told him that he overreacted.
And his aunt called and said to him that his mother only speaks this way when she is feeling overwhelmed by OP’s illness.
Redditors Sided With Him
OP took to Reddit to ask whether he was wrong for walking out on his mother and several Redditors voiced their views siding with OP.
One Reddit user said that OP’s mother is an awful person as she’s infantilizing OP like he is stupid, and is claiming suffering for his illness.
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