Ow!! My son is torturing me!


He is not purposely torturing me, just wanted to get your attention.

However, he is enforcing my doctor’s requirements. He just got his personal training certification and he knows more about my situation and agrees with the doctors.

Every day I get:

  1. did you take your medicine?
  2. did you drink the required amount of water?
  3. and then he drags me out to walk whether I want to or not.

He hates all the medications I take. He thinks I shouldn’t be taking them and he won’t even put aspirin in his body. He tells me I am always drugged up and slurring my words. He parks way far from where we are going and makes me walk. I have a handicapped placard. He rarely lets me use it. He plans to study more on nutrition. I get that from him too. I know I shouldn’t be eating like I do.

I am complaining, but he is doing it for my own good and I love him for it.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

12 thoughts on “Ow!! My son is torturing me!

    1. Tessa Post author

      Yes it is cool. The others try, but not as hard as him. Of course he lives with me and that makes it easier on him to follow up with me.

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  1. jannatwrites

    I think it’s great – he’s doing it because he loves you 🙂 I try to work on my parents, too… they eat waaaaay too much take out and I know that’s not good for their diabetes.

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  2. morgueticiaatoms

    I get where your son is coming from, but at our age, we also know ourselves pretty well, too. Sure, diet and exercise and timely meds matter. But never let anyone talk you out of meds that either prevent ‘off’ behavior or curb it. People mean well when it comes to psych meds, but I’ve done the ‘detox, full health’ approach twice to please others who didn’t believe in psych meds and…I suffered more than they did. And worse, at the end, they were blaming me for stopping the meds and going ‘off’ when it was their nagging about holistics and big pharma that made me stop in the first place.
    If we’re to the point of taking these side effect riddled medications because it is better than not taking them, we have proven it is not just affect or diet. Legitimate illnesses need legitimate treatment and sometimes, that does mean medication on top of diet and exercise and therapy.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I agree with you. I tried going off my psych and anxiety meds and it was a total disaster. I think they understand now. They don’t try to change my meds anymore after the trip to the hospital trying to go off the klonopin for anxiety.

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