Hi everyone. I'm leaving tomorrow to visit my daughter and her family in VA. I have sent all my kids (3) all adults from 29 - 40, info. on cyclothymia so they would know what I'm dealing with. I've also told them what I take.
It's very odd because not one of them has ever asked me about this. In fact, one of them blows me off - no matter what it is - as if I were taking a splinter out of my hand. I had a total knee replacement a year ago and she didn't call for 2 -3 weeks, never sent even a card. The other 2, I must say, "were there" for me, and I was grateful.
When it comes to this, I am more than open to sharing my story with them, but it's as if everyone just pretends it's not there. They really need to know that part of this is genetic. I guess it really makes me feel sort of like "the crazy aunt in the attic."
Thanks for listening.