You are not self absorbed. You are just trying to cope the best way you know how. You are one of the kindest, most caring people I've ever talked to. You are full of good advise. That makes you supportive and wonderful. I realize that it's your Mom, but try and blow it off. You are making progress day by day, the best you can. If that means being selfish, so be it. You can't take care of anyone else until you take care of yourself.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, bi-polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, prozac, geodon, lamictal, inderal la, klonopin, seroquel, imiprimine, aspirin, (relpax, phenergan, esgic plus, xanax, PRN for migraine)
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006