Wow again! Thank you! Definitely had me shedding a couple of tears. In recent years, aside from the fact that I'm too tired to even bathe, the isolation is crippling. I'm a people person, I love company, I love being involved with things, but usually if I say I'm not up to it at the moment, people seem to take that as a "I don't want to" or think that I don't care, which couldn't be further from the truth.
I've posted this to my facebook page in the hope that some will read it, and try to get it into their heads I am not my illness, it is a part of me, but it is not who I am.