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Re: It's NOT possible for one's who really are ill

Posted by Nancy on December 5, 1998, at 16:36:00

In reply to It's possible..., posted by janey on December 4, 1998, at 21:58:01

Do you really believe people with a physical illness like Manic-Depression "crash" out of choice??? One day, they just get sick and tired of being beautiful, wealthy and successful. So, they decide to have a chemical imbalance as an excuse to dismantle their lives and careers. It's not enough to just feel miserable. They want to be completely, physically incapacited; unable to just lift even an arm off the bed or to open the eyes for days at a time. A time where the body is shut down so far that going to the bathroom is no longer a bodily function. Oh. Sorry. They are CHOOSING to not have this physical function, because they just WANT to CRASH, right, Janey!

Are you always arrogant and self-righteous, or did you not think coherently and logically before you made such callous and preposterous comments.

The Mad Scientist,

> Nancy,
> During the worst of my depression (which is
> revisiting itself now), I was in a day treatment
> program at a hospital, and getting up everyday was
> a struggle, but it was either that or be an inpatient.
> something I NEVER EVER want to do or be again.
> I have had sex since my depression came on, but
> with an "old" friend, I'm not ready for a "relationship"
> yet, whatever the heck that word means anymore.
> It was nice to see that the parts still worked.
> If I don't work, I don't eat, have a home, have my
> pets, and so on. For the past three weeks it's been
> all I can do to go to work. I was almost grateful
> for the intestinal virus I have had this week so
> I had a "real" excuse not to face the world. I
> have no one to depend on, no one to "let" me crash
> and burn. The idea of going on public assistance
> is abhorent to me.
> It's possible to have a life with this disease.
> I'm of the unipolar depression variety. I am
> living though, and I'm getting along. I see my
> doctor, and I'm doing my "mood logs" again.
> I take my medicine, I meditate and I pray. I cry
> and I laugh. I bleed and I heal. I have to.
> janey




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