My mother is a paranoid schizophrenic.

Because of this fact, I am always on guard when she calls because I never know whether she is being rational or if she is in the middle of a delusion.

Tonight, I received a phone call from my mother (I usually ignore her calls). She told me that my aunt (her sister) had just had her body identified and was deceased.

My Aunt and I are fairly close, so this caught me very off guard and made me very upset. My mother told me that she needed me to be sure. So I called my Aunt’s phone.

She answered.

“You’re alive, thank God!” I said.

She laughed out loud and asked me what I was talking about. She knows of her sister’s illness and assured me that everything was ok.

I was too irritated to call my mom. I texted her to tell her that my Aunt was fine. She responded “who told you?”

Seriously? I truly hate schizophrenia. I hate that this is even a conversation that I have to have with my mom. Or my poor Aunt for that matter!!!

~ by goddess4ever on September 17, 2019.

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