From PWS Mom blog:
She asked what Prader-Willi was and I briefly explained that it is something that affects the brain and makes it so you never feel full.
She said laughing,"Maybe that's what I have."
I kind of chuckled to be polite but I still cringe every time someone says that to me. They are joking of course. But I don't think it's funny.
This really hit home with me. I've had this exact same conversation and thoughts a few times already with people who mean well.
I cringe also... for the person who said it; for my daughter; and for the person I used to be who might have said the same thing - not knowing the sickening reality of PWS and not aware of how hurtful a light comment can sometimes be.