I think it also goes in waves. Sometimes I'll cope better than others (like just about anybody, I'd imagine). If it's been a bad run with one disorder, or everything is being annoying, there are days when just getting through it is the only goal. Since I'm alone, nobody has to deal with those days (there are a few here who PM, or do a morning thread where those who post there give a rundown about how things are going, among all of us).
I agree with lack of support resources. I live alone, and struggle to keep things in running order here. But at the same time, I want to do all I can on my own- so when I shop, I usually go in the middle of the night- with better handicapped parking, and fewer people running their carts up my backdoor. Then, unloading my stuff is all I can do for the day- and I'll need pain meds. I can't afford to pay someone (prescription co-pays are going up- will be about 650.00 every 3 months - along with 450.00 in insurance premiums. I'm going to have to rearrange those schedules and break up the delivery times to split the amount I pay for the meds in any ONE month.
That causes stress. Just wondering how I'm going to get by. I do have a part of my budget set aside for something enjoyable (has to be something at home, since I'm VERY limited at how much I can go out, and where I can go.
I avoid the "worst" situations (going to someones home, where I have to cope with their thermostat; I have heat sensitivity, and that leads to cardiac symptoms that ruin being there- and if it goes too far, I'll pass out- then that's a rigamarole for whoever I'm around- and I refuse to put them, or myself in that position. At home, I can just lie down and turn on the AC- even in the winter.
Oh well, just my
I've met the professional chaos magnets.... I'll give someone the benefit of the doubt for a while. I'll be supportive if I can- but if I sense something not right, I'm done.