I had a tendency to be very open about health issues at my last job and now that I have a new job, I want to start fresh.
Unfortunately, I caught myself starting to share with a coworker, and I don't know why I did. Well, it was tripped off by a phone call that I got from my doctor's office - and my coworker and I share an office, but I didn't need to comment.
I have a bad behavior that I am trying to curb and I am angry at myself and a bit perplexed that I didn't stop myself from sharing when I know it is against my best interests.
I do have severe food allergies and that is something I have had to disclose. For one thing, people wonder why I am not eating cake or pizza with them - I don't want them to think I am anti-social.
I do feel isolated in dealing with multiple health issues, and my family does not live nearby. I am not looking for pity but I think I sometimes am fearful and maybe overwhelmed, and I have a tendency to be a verbal processor?
I just want to stop these old habits. I know I need to cope better and privately. Wondering if others relate, if anyone has worked through this or has insight.