It's amazing to me how a little stress can send me spiraling down. How it can actually physically debilitate me. I had a friend of mine have a meltdown with her family. When she called me her stress spilled over on to me and I became the one attacked.
My whole body reacted. My right hand began trembling so violently that I couldn't control it. It went almost completely numb and pain was shooting up from my hand to my shoulder. My body became completely drained of energy, so much so that I couldn't get off the couch for over an hour. As I am typing, I am regaining some of the feeling, but the pain is still there. The pain in my head is now throbbing.
The sad thing is, I was waiting for good news and I was shocked at how that phone call turned out. I am quite sure this friend of mine has now added me to the people she will cut off contact with for the near future. That saddens me most of all. I only tried to point out the importance of family and making the most of the time you have with each other. So much for using my brain for good philosophy or well meaning advice.
Hopefully, my friend will calm down and we can reconnect. I hope so. I guess now that I have a diagnosis, some people are done pussy footing around with me. The gloves are off. I'm keeping my gloves up and protecting the head, or as I call it, my brain casing...