I agree with the poster above, I don't think that person qualifies as a friend. The good news is all of us on here believe you. We know how much it sucks. Vent away. We can't help that other people just don't get it. I'm at a loss for how to explain how the constant nausea is for me worse than puking. The best I can compare it for folks is if they've ever had a violent stomach flu or food poisoning and then times the feeling of helplessness and awfulness by a few months and welcome to my world. Is your SO understanding? My poor hubby is probably sick of hearing me complain, but the blessed man keeps his mouth shut if he is:-) If it weren't for him there are days where when I try to make it hour by hour that I wouldn't be able to get through. This is such a lonely illness. I feel isolated and misunderstood all the time. Hang in there. Even though it's miserable now the prize is worth it. When I had a major knee realignment last year that had me reteaching myself how to walk and wheelchair bound with a one year old just learning how to walk, the only thing that got me through was the phrase "visualize success." For me there was no alternative outcome to the surgery and recovery process. I couldn't go there. I'm now nine months out from my op and am 95% which is great because it was supposed to take a year to get back to normal.
Angel baby 12/2005
Angel baby 5/2006
Angel baby 10/2006
Angel baby 9/2007
My sweet Erin 10/2008 5 lbs 10 ounces: untreated/undiagnosed HG from 6 -37 weeks (delivery)
Baby Riley 12/2010 6 lbs 9 ounces: HG from 6 weeks to delivery at 37 weeks (actually treated--PICC, IVs, subQ pump, Zofran, evil phenergan, benadryl, antacids--and *almost* got to be fluffy in the third tri)