Hi, there. Thanks for visiting. I'm starting this blog as an advocate for mental and physical health. I'm a freelance writer and also own a home based medical transcription business. I was diagnosed in 1978 with paranoid schizophrenia and started to become acutely ill three years prior to that, unmedicated, frightened, confused, and in trouble with the law. I graduated from university with distinction the year I became ill. I've never regretted learning how to think at university. I struggled with my illness for 35 years and have reached the top of the mountain now, I think, or the other side, where the grass is greener and the path easier. There's hope for all of us, the whole human race, and never think there isn't hope or joy no matter your circumstances. I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with mental illness in all its forms: depression, brain injury, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety disorders, etc. and your positive experiences as well as those lies and half truths society and even therapists would have us believe about ourselves.

We are different folks, and we are beautiful. The whole human race is beautiful. Let's celebrate life.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

It's been fun, folks

I'm excited about seeing my psych tomorrow morning. I think I've been having fun all this time and didn't know it. I hope my friends and acquaintances had some fun, too, with my journey through the past 35 years. Although sometimes harrowing, risky, and tragic, much of the time I may have entertained my dearer friends who wished me the best. I'm sure they were also frustrated at my lack of insight and slow progress. But a very interesting issue has been put to rest or perhaps resurrected this past month, that of a significant relationship and fantasy through poetry and music versus the real thing. I'm very cautious but there's a big world out there and in the past I've protected myself carefully from involvement. It takes some thought but there may be progress here.

Welcome, grey haired, bearded, handsome rose. I think I've found a playground which in the past was neglected.

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