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Life, live it

Posted by Janet on July 19, 1999, at 12:39:13

Here is a quote from Marilyn Monroe: " I want to grow old without face-lifts...I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know yourself."
When I read that, it reminded me of how precious my life is and what was I thinking of those times I was suicidal? I don't want to die.
I take a combination of pills to enable me to feel like I'm not on any medication. If I mess with that, I feel all messed up, whether it be psychotic, manic, or depressed. So what is wrong with taking the medicines that help me live a full, active life? You don't have to be med. free to be in recovery and feeling fine.
Sometimes, as my psychiatrist put it, a hurricane goes off in my brain and the meds. have to be altered. OK by me, whatever works. I've been hospitalized 3 times in the last 2 years, and right now I cannot imagine myself there or needing that. I feel normal except for the side effects that I put up with and would forget that I have a serious mental illness. It is not a cop-out to take meds. the right combination can save your sanity.




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