Sunday, 01 May 2011
One of the things you do with an obsessive mental illness is control your environment (thanks to Kay Abshire for tips on that). I have done so, removing all things that may set me off. However, this morning I inadvertently exposed myself to a trigger. I felt the panic trying to grip me, and a month and a half ago it would've succeeded despite all manner of effort on my part.
But this morning, while it was uncomfortable, I contained it and the down moment only lasted a few minutes. I'm not ready to immerse myself yet, but I can manage.
I cannot praise the science of medicine enough. I am going to be ok. Thanks to a single, tiny pill taken once per day, I can live a normal life. Hell, I can even be happier than I ever was. Save your prayers - give me science.