I gave up on recovery quite a while ago. It’s all about improving a little or at worst maintaining the level I’m at (Which is better than where I was at in my mid 20s) . That is not to say that recovery is impossible. Some will recover. For most of us though it’s striving to do as well as we can . Sometimes it’s harder than others.
You can fully recover from this disease I believe everyone in their life has experienced hearing voices at some point in their lives. The 666 syndrome if you wanna call it. The key is more healthier living. No drinking/smoking, drugs, its a chemical imbalance I believe. Yet people like to play around with that. Our brain cells and neurons and all that good stuff just isn’t firing right.
I’m sure I’ll hit that point soon, but I keep banking on the fact that I recovered from delusional thinking with treatment and time. And that was within the first few years of the illness. I’m coming up on the 5 year mark, I’d really like the voices to go away as well. Not quite ready to give up hope that it will get better.
If I had it for 10 or 15 years though I probably wouldn’t be as avid about recovery, and more about maintenance.
I think you’re doing ok, @everhopeful Your name says your post is just a some time thing. Don’t forget, it’s all a cycle and it will pass. I just want the rises to be not so high and the dips not to be so low. That is enough of a control goal for me.