Why is it that only people with mental illness have to apologize for their symptoms? Well almost always. No one ever says “I’m so sorry for having a high blood count, but I have leukemia” do they?
I’m sorry I’m so gloomy (and I’m having suicidal thoughts, but you can’t admit that to anyone), I’m in a depression.
I’m sorry I’m such a wreck, I have really bad anxiety.
I’m so sorry I walk too fast, talk too fast, drive too fast, have hyper sexual thoughts but I’m in a manic phase.
I’m really sorry I’m so irritable, I’m in a mixed mood phase.
And anger, don’t forget anger, it comes with all of the above! Anger deserves its very own post.
No, I’m not a drama queen, I have a mood disorder.
I can be very emotional, but that also makes me very empathetic towards other people’s suffering. To use a woowoo term, I’m an empath.
If only I just didn’t have this damn disease so I could bloody well stop apologizing and go on living my life as others without mood disorders do. If only…
And as for self isolation, well I’ve been doing that for years, quite an expert at it!
Ugh! What a joy it must be to live with me!