Before my first episode in 2011 I was accepted with an unconditional to do physics at university...I had my first psychotic episode a few months before that university course started and I had to delay my start time for a full year before I could sit the course again.
I then when I went back to university in September 2012 to do physics again, though I only lasted until January 2013 as I suffered from a second, much more severe, episode of psychosis, that landed me 5 months in hospital until July 2nd 2013. That meant I had to obviously withdraw from the course for good...however for the time I did spent at university from September until January I did achieve passes in both physics and maths with 80% in maths and 60% in physics earning me some credits. (achievement 1)
After I got discharged in July 2013 I was feeling at my best for a long time, positive and negative symptoms both gone after a long trial with drugs...I took up voluntary work in February 2014 until May 2014 in a local hospice (achievement 2). I also socialised a lot more as I met new people in my local pub that I was friends with for a good year, I went out fairly often and was quite close to them...I had a boat party on my boat in July 2014 (achievement 3). I then applied to another university in England (I live in Scotland) and got ANOTHER unconditional to study Meteorology and Climate starting October 2014. (achievement 4). However I only lasted a year for that course as my negative symptoms started to grab hold of me again, coupled with very bad sleeping patterns and concentration/cognitive function, which eventually made me withdraw from the course again for the 3rd time in May 2015.
I moved back up to Scotland in May 2015 and have done literally nothing with my life for 2 years now as my sleeping pattern has been so disabling along with my negative symptoms.
I am going to talk to my doctor about changing my tablets and possibly getting referred to be assessed in a psychiatric unit out of my own will to sort my sleeping and negative symptoms.
My point being is that I have had 4 major achievements since my first episode psychosis however my life is still on hold, and I have also developed a gambling problem since then too.
Thanks if you read that all the way through! Lol.