I’ve traded infinite antipsychotics for infinite anticonvulsants. I am tolerating my Depakote very well, and I see no reason why it should not be part of the plan moving forward. Gone are the days of EPS, akathisia, tremors, and overwhelming, crushing sedation and mind-numbing. I am no longer on any antipsychotics.
I did well today. I went to a crowded mall with my wife and her coworker. Totally stressful normally, but not today. I tuned it all out. No one bumped into me enough to warrant me recoiling in fear. Instead I stood there and talked with the 2 women about shoes and makeup. Snore, I know. But the point is, I’m able to get out and be in public now. Even meeting this coworker proved to be easy. All the things we take for granted when we’re normal, and then lose to sz, some of those things are coming back to me now. And I am grateful. I feel like I can make real progress, and maybe this seizure yesterday in the wee hours of the morning, was just the catalyst I needed to get out there and participate in the real world. Maybe something as awful as a seizure is what it took for me to open my eyes, and get ready to face what’s out there. The world is a big place. And I can find my own little niche in it.
In closing, I just want to say how proud I am of the progress I’ve made. I have no voices, no delusions, and no silly brain. I want this to be the turning point, and from here, I can only go forward. Life as an epileptic can have its moments of turmoil, but nothing compared to what all of you (and me until a few days ago) had to go through.
I will stay here because no matter how far out there you guys get, you’re my online family, and I’m not ready to leave. Too many good people doing good things, and I’m not about to walk away from you all, when you were there for me through thick and thin.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post.