As I wrote about 10 days ago, I'm supposed to go to a wedding, and it's on tomorrow. Regarding my anxiety, I have actually started feeling better in the past 10 days - but I have also found out that I have adrenal fatigue, and my neck x-ray results came in today and it looks like something is damaged (which would explain the horrible pain I've been experiencing for the past few weeks). Worst of all - I have not had a decent night's sleep in 4 days now. I only sleep for a couple restless hours and wake up at 6 am even though I have absolutely nowhere to go and cannot fall asleep. I am drained, physically and emotionally. I told my mom and brother today that I may not go to the wedding tomorrow if I don't get a good night's sleep tonight (which I know I won't, it's the damn wedding that's giving me all this anxiety and insomnia). I have made my peace with it, I will wear the beautiful dress and shoes to a different event and it will be okay, I am absolutely fine with it. But it's my family... My dad works abroad and he's flying in for a couple days just to be at this wedding, he doesn't even live with me, he doesn't know how I'm doing healthwise. My brother said today that he's okay with me not going, but I'm worried about my parents. My mom didn't say anything today - and now she came into my room and started talking something about our hairdos for tomorrow, and I interrupted her asking: "excuse me, mom, but didn't we already discuss this earlier today, that I may not go?" and she just lashed out and told me "you're going". I told her I am entitled to my own choices in life and no one can force me to do anything, and she just repeated the exact same thing. I don't know what it is - pride, tradition, something completely else, but my parents are SO stubborn about these things. She said "you can go to the ceremony and dinner and someone will take you home" but that doesn't make any sense - if I make it through the ceremony and come to dinner, I practically did the whole ordeal so what's the point of me leaving and just embarrassing myself mid evening? Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing, any parents that have absolutely no sense of reality?
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