It’s time for my sabbatical and tell-all.
I’m off for a small break – about a couple of weeks should do it. I need it.
You’ve all heard me complain about my Lupus and diabetes, well that’s only a small part of the problem. Here’s the big secret: I’m also bi-polar. The latter is probably the toughest of the lot.
Being bi-polar is not something I like to admit. The mocking and the ridicule does wear a bit thin, but I take comfort in knowing that at least I’m aware of my problems, whereas those who ridicule aren’t. Being aware of the problem also gives me the opportunity to do something about it. I’m not ignorant to the issues. If I don’t take a break then I’m ignoring all the signs that things just aren’t right at the moment.
Actually, they’re more than ‘not right’. If I may bear my soul, I’m a physical and emotional mess. It really is time to rest.
I’m also taking some long service leave as I can’t function at work at the moment, but that is attributed to the Lupus.
For the next couple of weeks I won’t be around here, posting or commenting, but I’ll be back.
In the meantime I need complete rest and solitude.
If any of the authors want to post a topic they are indeed welcome to do so, but I place no expectations on them. In return, I do not want expectations placed on me in the form of required assistance. I love this place, but over the next couple of weeks I am to avoid all forms of stress (including the stress of expectations).
I feel somewhat inadequate in admitting I’ve got a problem (being bi-polar) and I’ll probably wish I hadn’t have disclosed it. In doing so, however, I am being truthful to you all and I’m sure that many of you will understand.
All going well I’ll see you in a couple of weeks.