Several caring close friends and family have asked me to remove my last post, mostly out of their concern for my own health and well-being. What good is having friends if I’m not willing to trust them to see what I apparently cannot?
The post is now gone, though I realize that it is probably still archived “out there” somewhere, and that’s fine. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve exposed and I am willing to take responsibility for it. Those of you who matter have let me know you don’t read my blog to watch a mud wrestling match. Message received.
The trap I fell into was taking the bait and giving more attention to someone who wants only to hurt me and others. For that, I apologize, and yes, I know better. I was experiencing tunnel vision and needed some external eyes to help me get my focus back. I’ve quit toxic drugs. Now I need to do a better job of avoiding toxic people, and that is now policy here once again.
What is more important to me is that I have a circle of supportive people who are concerned about my own health and well-being and who want me to focus my writing on the constructive ways we can all improve our health. I needed that reminder.
Thanks to everyone for your advice and support.