Today Was A good Day

@MoonGypsy (4613)
United States
May 19, 2012 3:39am CST
having a dissociative disorder and schizophrenia makes some days not so hot. today was a good day for me. i wasn't medicationed out, nor did i have any black outs or episodes. it's always a good day when that happens. more importantly, today was a productive day. today i was able to clean my house, do laundry, take a bath and stuff. i was also able to do something for business. that may not be a big deal to alot of people. for people like me, though, it's alot. so, i am proud of myself. i am proud of myself because i am a survivor. every day i beat this illness.
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4 responses
• United States
19 May 12
I'm glad you were able to have a good, productive day :) I also admire your outlook and how positive you stay. To me, it's inspiring to see how others deal with their difficulties and how strong they stay. It makes me want to be just as strong to deal with problems of my own, especially staying strong while my boyfriend is away in the army. I hope you're able to keep your spirits up and have another good day like this :)
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
19 May 12
this is another reason why i say that you should really stick with your boyfriend,even after he gets out. you never know what he may have to deal with. i hope he comes through it okay.
• United States
20 May 12
I'm hoping that everything goes ok for him. He's mentally and physically strong and I think he'd be able to handle whatever comes his way. If something were to ever happen, I'd still be here with him to get through it. I just can't wait for these next few years to be over so he can finish his army contract.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
19 May 12
Hi Moon, You really do have good cause to be proud of yourself!! You are doing an amazing job of keeping this disease,which I know is very painful to live with, under control. A friend of mine has this and he does not do so well and does nat take the meds as he should. I am going to tell you that I've read many of your discussions and if you hadn't told us, I would not have known that you have this! You are a strong lady! I also checked out your website and will check further when I have a bit more time. Good on you!
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
19 May 12
it's not easy at all. there are days where i can't even get on the computer. this is why i am sometimes absent for from mylot for long periods of time. sometimes the nature of this beast is that it gets rough sometimes. it is very important to take your meds. if you don't it gets out of control. your friend should really keep up with that.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
20 May 12
Yes, I know the meds are key and my friend absolutely hates them. I did quite a bit of reading up on this disease back when I was with my ex because he came to live with us for a while. When he was on his meds and taking them as he should he was an easy person to be around for the most part. Of course, like you, he had his days but they bothered him more than they did any of us. I could always tell when he was not taking them the way he should because he would pace and get very easily angered. When he got angry, he would have violent thoughts and if he didnt get right back on track, he'd do something dumb and end up in trouble with the law. It has to be one of the most painful of all mental illnesses that there is from all I've seen and read. I really commend you for doing all you can to keep it under control! You remind me of another lady that used to come in the store where I work and talk to me. I loved her to pieces and enjoyed our chats so much. She was a bit older than me. She worked at a department store and had for many years and she just loved her job. When they closed their doors, she was just devastated. Her husband came in and told me that he was very very concerned about her as depression had set in. He then floored me by telling me that she had schitzophrenia! I honestly had no clue and I talked to this woman a great deal over the course of a lot of years.I suspect that she would not be happy that he told me so I've never said a word to her.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
20 May 12
I am happy for you and happy for me too because today was my good day too.
• Philippines
20 May 12
Hello MoonGypsy, I do not have the same disorder like yours but I understand how important to accomplish a lot of things even if it is just a little. I am happy that you have managed to do that things and I am hoping that beautiful days like today continue to make you happy