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Is it possible to have success and have sz at the same time

I have very low success in life. I don’t have a job, live with my parents. Don’t socialize nearly enough. Does anybody experience success?

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Plenty of people do and you’ll find people move from here to a decent life. Getting the meds right really can make a difference so it’s important to work on self care and be proactive with your meds. It’s not easy. It really isn’t but starting with some positive things is always good.

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I would say it is tough, but possible. :chicken::chicken::chicken:

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I think a “normal” person can have it all. Marriage,kids,big house,nice car, nice job, nice friends etc etc etc.

I think schizophrenics can have some of that.

I’ve noticed some people on here have one thing while others have another thing. I think it’s rare to have it all.

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Your post made a thought pop in my head. What percentage of people experience success with sz. I don’t know maybe it’s around 10%

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I hope you don’t mind me asking, but how do you experience success?

That is a hard question. Who knows. :snake::snake::snake:

Some people do really well.

I live a great life as I’m quite happy with my lot. I am on disability but I do volunteering usually a couple of days a week at the cricket club which is very rewarding. I know the intricacies of preparing turf wickets and ground management and I still play at 50 years of age.

I Live with my father and help pay the bills as they helped me out long ago so it’s good to pay back. You can still live a rich life even with sz. Might be a little different from most but we aren’t the only ones with challenges.

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85% of schizophrenics are unemployed but you can still be happy. There is many normies who have nothing, some normies are even homeless.

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Success for me at this point (I’m 50) is just peace of mind.

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Good post, I can tell why you were a med student. Didn’t you say you went to Medical school?

No that’s gcar. I have a degree in physiotherapy and had the grades to transfer to medschool the 1st semester before schizophrenia.

That is an interesting fact. I’ll have to remember that (85% of people with sz don’t have jobs.)

oh, so you could have made it to medical school, ok. What does gcar mean?

Its written here on Wikipedia:

“Most people with schizophrenia live independently with community support. About 85% are unemployed. In people with a first episode of psychosis in scizophrenia a good long-term outcome occurs in 31%, an intermediate outcome in 42% and a poor outcome in 31%.”

@gcar is in medschool. He’s a user here.

oh, ok………151515

Makes me feel better! That most people with sz don’t work.

I agree with your statement. I like to share my work attributes because I’ve been able to stay employed and have had glimpses of success. It’s the one area I’ve excelled in and a little boasting on the forum doesn’t hurt.

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