How would you describe yourself/your life if you werent ill . I cant imagine that
socially active …emotionally matured …!! and good parents to the kids…!!
A person without Schizophrenia. Or, a healthy person.
Healthy person who has not have schizophrenia . I think thats the same. But healthy brain person
I think I’d describe myself the same way I’d describe myself now. I’m a bit of a fighter. A survivor.
Intelligent, creative, successful artist. (If I had reached my potential) I may even have been outgoing because I am friendly…
Who knows, though. I can’t really imagine it either.
I had PTSD before schizophrenia and it started when I was around 6-7. Even my hobbies came from abuse (the cause of the PTSD) or illness. For instance, I started writing because I wasn’t allowed to speak. I resented that I had an aptitude for it even in graduate school. I’d have rather been a good speaker but I didn’t have any practice.
Yeah, I can’t imagine it, at all. But there’d probably be a violin and a fish tank involved and if I got lucky a Portland, OR loft way near the top like the ones where all the people get murdered in. I’d probably be a white coat looking at neuroscience tidbits all day.
weird lol 15 15
I’m a weirdo as well
Yeah I picked that up its why I like interaction with you
If I didn’t have any problems I would be bright, cheerful, outgoing, and more intelligent. Would feel more free and can enjoy life.
I’d have kids if I weren’t ill. That’s one big change that I know there would be. I love kids, I just wouldn’t want to teach them to be paranoid or angry all the time and I wouldn’t worry about who thinks I’m a fit parent and what they’re going to do about it if I didn’t have this illness.
I really don’t know because I’ve been ill my entire life.
I’d probably be a helpful man instead of a helpless one. I’d be eccentric, but a lot less. I’d be very calm instead of moody. I’d be smart. I’d be in much better shape. My mental issues and other non-related issues I’ve got made me skinny and frail.
Like forever or do you remember getting sick at a certain young age? I’m just curious.
I remember getting sick when I was 12.
Actually I had lots of friends after I got over my initial break.
I used to call it my sordid past and thought nothing of it for 10 years.
Then I got married. Good thing because our son is now 24 and we are on vacation right now.
My doc agrees that hubby drives me crazy with all the sh&$ he pulls.
Doesn’t matter because now I just have to wait another decade?!? To be a grandmother.
I can’t wait!
Well, my teacher took me out of class when I was 7 (2nd Grade) and sent me to the nurse. The teacher told the nurse that “I was in my own world.” But I felt that way since my earliest memories.
not dumb, great rapper, social
It’s very difficult for me. When I made my age milestones post I realized that although I just meant it to be about important ages in general all mine revolved around mental illness. Today since it’s my birthday I made a rule to only go over positive events from my life today. Sadly I had so much more trouble bringing them up, and they felt very small and insignificant compared to everything else that happened. Even the really good memories were associated with bad memories behind them. MI took over my entire life.
Huh… I was in my own world because I had a facial deformity and by the time I was 7 at least my sister had made me glad not to live near hers…
What I am getting at, though is that it makes me wonder if mine didn’t start earlier. There were so many circumstances that might have made it hard to see and after all no one did see it when I was 12 but me. My grandmother still doesn’t believe I have it.
Did you attend public school then?