I think this is a very wise post to give us something to think about. I find that I too have removed myself from much of society and have a harder time fitting in than I have in the past. I have done it to myself and I (for now) don't know that I want to change it. I find that I am happier with the few people I surround myself with.
I will be thinking about this longer and posting again (since I have had something come up and have to log off).
Please keep your chin up. Everybody feels this way sometimes. It is very common after the holidays when you have been "forced" into family gatherings and social situations.
This too shall pass....and you will be happier again.
I do think that you may benefit from a Dr like mine (who listens to me vent often and prescribes some meds for stress). I know he makes me feel so much better!!! If only they could get the pharmacy and the Dr's office on the same sheet of music with the prescriptions. Both changed computer systems at the same time and screwed up everything!!!!
Have a wonderful New Years Day my friend!
Quick addition: You are very right....talking about our medical conditions makes others feel uncomfortable most of the time. They really don't want to hear it (except here) and that's why there are so many uncomfortable feelings. I think they are afraid to hear about it because they don't want to face the fact that it could happen to them too!!!! You never know what tomorrow holds (or even today).
Best to you!
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