Re: Struggling with the constant self-obsession
I think having a support system while you're treating is really important. I have struggled with asking for help, for friendship, for whatever....during my treatment. I don't want to burden people and maybe you feel the same way. And some people just don't want to listen to the constant lyme news that we need to express.
I live alone, do you? I think isolation can be really hard. I'm 35 and i should be dating or married or have kids. These are all certain depressing things, to be out of sync with everyone else!
Definitely try to keep up with other people's lives (i know it's hard). I find that when i have good days, i remember what is happening with my friends/family and that they also need compassion and understanding, just not over the same issues that I deal with.