I've had so many folks, who are well-meaning, recommend this or that "treatment," or offer the "have you heard about..." comments ever since I was diagnosed. They have slowed a bit lately, for which I'm grateful, but I've noticed that I feel more and more exasperated with these remarks and questions lately. I know most of these people well and know that they are truly just trying to be helpful. There are a few snarky responses that want to escape my lips, so wish I had some really helpful responses which relate that I'm grateful people are concerned for me, and yet make it clear that I'm making the best decisions I can. I know they can't understand how exhausting and, sometimes, condemning their statements are.
I've responded a couple of times with "Thank you for thinking of me. I'm constantly looking at the latest research and feel as though my neurologist and I are doing the best we can."
How do you respond in a genuinely grateful, but clear way to these suggestions?