Please tell me the difference between feeling well and being on the “recovery” path.
Because I don’t know. Because I am not well. Therefore, I do not understand “recovery!”
I am ambitious. Always have been, which comes out in my writing. And (hopefully), always will be!
There were times, though, when I could barely get to an appointment. I could not think straight. And, I was too symptomatic to properly function!
Now, thinking is still an issue… obviously. And, it has been for 20+ years.
So, there are very few things in life that I know 100% for sure. And, this goes for recovery.
Your mileage may absolutely vary. But, I know from what I’m experiencing every day, that it’s different.
The depression appears to be being managed, but the schizophrenia is not.
What types of actions, would you say, place you on the “recovery” path?
I feel as though, these days I am doing pretty well.
The last time I spoke with my psychiatrist, he told me that I am responding well to my medication.
And, that is a good thing!
The meds can only do so much though, and one has to work with the professionals.
So, while this is basic… I do believe that there is another element to psychiatric improvement.
And, that has to do with trying your absolute best to manage and overcome what you can, where you can.
For me, I may not be able to beat schizoaffective disorder fully, but I can manage it and look for the good in every day situations.
Having this illness is tough! And, I do many things correctly, but it’s still difficult.
I work for whatever stability I get!
My best advice for anyone dealing with chronic mental illness, is to try and get as regimented to what others are doing as you possibly can.
This has helped me, though I am far from being healed or “recovered” (another post for another day).
I am doing better, which counts for a whole lot!