Although yours was a very serious post, I found myself laughing out loud. (So glad I don’t work in an office… ). I can relate so well to the ‘inappropriate’ conversations. My hubby, daughter and I get into those types of discussions quite often. It often revolves around the best ways and places to hide the body. The running joke is someone from the next table will call the cops on us one day. Which is quite ironic as hubby is actually a cop.
I applaud you on your almost 6 years. I also have an addictive personality and faced a similar situation at 16 with medication for a back injury. I was fortunate to have a moment of clarity and called my parents. I’m not sure they really understood, but were there for me. That was over 30 years ago. Since then I’ve had several surgeries (darn knee!) and each time I’ve had to face the realization that I can’t recover like other people.
But I digress… thank-you for your post. I’m sure it has touched many people here on the forums. Keep being you