General Health Note 4.7.19

As many folks know, I have a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Unfortunately, this diagnosis (as in, the diagnosis itself, not any actual symptoms) has overshadowed things about me for some people.

I also, as is well-known, had a very large mass and part of an ovary removed from my body a week ago.

What folks ought to care about, at this point is that 1. I do not have cancer, 2. I am healing well from a major surgery. Some folks, however, simply see me as “a schizophrenic.”

This is morally wrong on their part and unfortunate all around.

I have a legitimate concern that the mass in my body caused behavioral issues and affected my mental states over a period of time. At this point, I ask that everyone simply acknowledge the fact that I have two doctor appointments this week, during which time I’ll go over the pathology report and review my mental health care. The information from those appointments is crucial. I ask everyone suspend judgement about what they believe “the cause” of my past odd and unusual behaviors is until I can get some professional opinion on the matter myself.

No one who has expressed the above unfortunate opinions is even close to being a professional on these matters.

Let’s leave these things up to them to figure out.


Author: Jennifer Lawson

Philosopher. That is all.

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