Yes, when I am with friends and family or the camaraderie of my powerlifting team I feel something other than just pain. It’s still painful to be around sometimes, life with schizophrenia is never perfectly normal and never will be, but I am not in constant agony like I used to be.
But some days I just want to go back to sleep. Other days, like yesterday were pretty good, I had a great training session and then spent time with my cousin and talked to a friend on the phone. Today Ive just talked to a friend so far, I am feeling kinda spent but I just drank a super strong coffee.
I am very highly functioning but it doesnt mean I dont feel pain. I am taking this summer off, at least until July, I need time to recharge and recover from making all A’s this past year.