I’m terrified! It’s back to work tomorrow after an absence of almost 2 months.
Firstly, do I still have my job? That is, either a job within the company or my job as it was before I left. My concern is valid. On my return to work after a previous hospitalisation 5 years ago, I began my first day back learning a new job. Ya get my drift, right. I’m worried…. very, very worried.
And secondly there’s the curiosity factor. The surprise to see me, the little-bit-frightened to see me (‘cos ignorance) and can’t quite make eye contact, the questions, the gossiping and ultimately the judgment.
Where have you been? I haven’t seen you in ages? I heard you were sick, what was wrong with you?
Oooohmehgod! I’m bipolar for godness sake. I’ll rattle off the truth, social boundaries be damned:
“Well, ….. suicidal ………. psych hospital ……. suicide…
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