Isolating is a bad place for those of us in recovery to be. That’s something I’ve heard over the years. Do I believe it? Hmmm… work in progress.
One thing is true I’m currently trying an experiment in isolation myself. The update is that my Ménière’s Disease is not getting better. If anything it is getting worse. I hardly worked through December as a result. This has led to me spending a lot of time at home on my own…. isolating. Consequently I’m not going to meetings much either. I’m fearful of attacks when I’m out. When at home it is ok for me to be lying on the floor or sitting clutching a bucket to throw up into. Having now had two attacks at a couple of instances in work and one at a theatre being in public in that state is humiliating and embarrassing for everyone about me. My wife had to recently put up with me lying on the floor in a supermarket whilst she tried to deal with the shopping at the till.
Work has been good so far and we’re trying an experiment of me working totally from home rather than back off work totally. However… I’m not sure it’ll work long term.
I called the hospital to try to get another appointment. In Dec they were going to book me in for a test then consider an operation to help. But … there’s some reason they can’t do the tests currently. I’ve asked for another appointment to talk to the consultant.
So that’s where it is … or isn’t currently. So sorry I’ve not been about much but the lack of interaction in the real world seems to reflect in my lack of interaction in the on-line one too.