Coping with Illness

Deleting Emails

For the past few weeks (three?), my son and I (and my husband, but he’s taking care of us) have been sick with gastroenteritis. I haven’t been able to keep up with my usual writing, or with sharing mental health resources on social media. To cope with the many emails piling up, I’m deleting most of them. Yes, I could schedule sharing them, but I simply don’t feel up to it.

When I checked my email this morning, I saw that I had incurred a late fee and interest for a missed credit card payment, which I thought I had already paid online. (Called the credit card company and had the charges reversed.) If I can’t pay bills on time, I need to cut back and focus. I pride myself on managing money well (my last paid job was as an investment analyst for an entrepreneur).

Honestly, all I’ve been up to is watching TV and doing jigsaw puzzles on my iPad. Far cry from workaholic investment analyst.

20 thoughts on “Coping with Illness

  1. sneezedoc1 October 14, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Hi Kitt, I read your story and it is so similar to mine, almost verbatim. Had bouts of insomnia and depression, first breakdown at 29, managed to finish a residency in pediatrics then went on to specialize in allergy medicine. Multiple jobs in multiple locations, refused to believe I was ill until I finally lost my license at age 50. I recently self published on amazon my story called “the reluctant doctor.” I’m wondering if you have written a book about your experience. Thanks for writing this blog, it is helpful.

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    • Kitt O'Malley October 14, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      I’m currently writing a book, using this blog as material. I’ll go have to go check out your book. Thanks!


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