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Who here has beaten a negative prognosis?


#1

Were you told that you would never function, or go to school, or work, or live independently etc. because of your diagnosis but you did it anyway?


#2

Yup yup yup:

  1. Never be able to have a career again (whoops!)
  2. Never be able to get an education (whoops!)
  3. Unlikely to ever find a mate and get married (whoops!)
  4. Should give up all expectations of a normal family life (whoops!)
  5. Should resign myself to living in ‘managed’ conditions (whoops!)

Even Dr. Drew has a better success rate than my first pdoc did with his predictions. l4m3r.

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#3

Yeah, you were one of the people I was thinking of when I wrote the question.


#4

Sorry if I jumped in on this too fast. Lots of threads this week where people are busy flopping around in their symptoms. Kind of grasping at any positive straw I can find. :frowning:

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#5

When I was 14 (!) I was told by the pdoc at the state hospital I would never be living outside of an institution. At age 18, I left my father’s apartment and moved into my own. I worked hard to get there, and haven’t looked back.


#6

Is medication the answer. I don’t think theres an answer at all.


#7

The professionals I’ve told about my condition are amazed I function so well and have gone unnoticed by society. Basically they expect me to be a blubbering mess, and I do my best to prove them wrong at every turn :wink: doctors aren’t perfect. They’re not always 100 percent right about everything.


#8

At best medication provides a foundation for you to build on. If you choose to build nothing, you will be plenty miserable when winter comes. And winter always comes.

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#9

Good post…


#10

Last words from a hospital Dr - he hoped I’d get a job in a bookstore or library + live a quiet, out of the way life. How depressing. Most of my accomplishments have been internal - I’ve far surpassed the prediction of a bleak life.


#11

Good for you!..


#12

I do have to admit that I do get some help getting through my day. But I’ve been working on beating my doom and gloom prognosis.

I had one doc who told me I wouldn’t be able to handle the stress of school
I wouldn’t be able to handle more then a very light part time job
There was no way I could live without the structure of a group home.

It makes me very angry with myself that I just swallowed that for so long.


#13

yes once…but my lightsaber went off accidently…whoops !?!
take care from the i’m not mad at all :alien:


#14

In the sense that 32years ago I was seen as a chronic schizophrenic and earmarked for at best a group home and at worst a long stay ward, then -yes.