Day #25: What makes you laugh?
Gilmore Girls, Parks and Recreation, Mash, Psych, my family’s sense of humor, my friends.
And entry from 3/7/15.
The thing that strikes me the most if how normal the patients are. Oh, you have the woman who walks around with a blank stare on her face and won’t talk to anyone except her visitor, and sometimes staff. She’ll stand outside group and stare into the room through the door window or come stand by your table, but she never enters and never sits.
And there’s the occasional outburst that was uncalled for or too intense for the situation, or the one who starting crying for seemingly no reason. However, there is usually a reason for these. Something about the situation has triggered an unusual response.
On the whole, though, the people of Three West are so normal. They are the people you see everyday. They are your coworkers, your cashier, your deli worker, your banker, your boss, your child’s teacher that you love. They’re the people you go out for beers with, invite over for the game, the parents in your Mommy & Me group, your best friend, your dad, your daughter, your son.
They enjoy each other’s company. They play cards together. They play board games. They swear when they make a game-losing mistake. They enjoy a good meal, talking over a cup of tea, going for walks.
If you look at the patents of Three West, if you observe them, they are, simply, human. And they are quite normal.
A friend texted me and asked if I wanted to come spend a day or so with her while she house sits later this week.
I love this friend, but she is also bulimic, except she’s the bulimic I can’t seem to be. She’s tiny. She binges and purges all the time and looks anorexic. This is something I’ve never been able to accomplish. Even when I don’t eat and exercise all day I stay fat.
The last few weeks since getting my wisdom teeth pulled, I haven’t been purging (until the last couple days) and I ran out of laxatives so I am full of feces. I’ve been sick and experiencing a really bad fibro flare up so I’ve hardly exercised. I’m afraid to weigh myself, but I know I’ve gained a lot.
I told my friend I was too gargantuan to visi.
I wish my desire to be with friends weren’t outweighed by my fear of them seeing my expanding body.
I informed my treatment friends and my counselor that I’m officially done with recovery for the moment.
I’m not ruling it out, I’m just not pursuing it right now.