Telling an associate that I’m sick

An associate, actually someone who from time to time challenges my authority (as expected for anyone in my position), challenged me again today. And for the first time, I responded to a threat by telling the truth, not for sympathy, not as an excuse, not for control, but simply to offer an explanation. After doing it, I was stricken by how calm I was and all this energy from past times when I had kept quiet and lied about my condition, all this energy came through as tears. Tapped on her name, and all the incidents. Felt much better afterwards. [ further contents lost due to database corruption]