Already we are into 2014 and as it should life goes on. I met a awesome young lady name Renee. She spoke at Penn State Berks campus . She shared with the audience the ups and downs of her struggle with Mental Illness. She was very inspiring and appear to have put her demons to rest. She is a recording artist and shared some of her songs with us . Her voice is a sultry and unique. the one thing that she said that stuck with me is that information plus application equals transformation. What a awesome concept . A movie is being made of her life. I look forward to its debut. Bearcat is the name she records under. I am so happy That I had the opportunity to spend time with her before her presentation.]]>
Life comes at you hard and fast sometimes and you have to deal with it.
I am now in a quandary about my youngest son . He needs surgery to repair his arm .
He fell down the steps a year or so ago and broke his elbow. They put a device in it so he could remain mobile.
He didn’t follow through with his PT due to his mental instability and the boned fused and he has no mobility at all.
Two doctors has refused to operate stating that the surgery is risky and they feel he will not follow through.
They refuse to take into consideration he is a patient at a state hospital and the medical staff is willing to do every thing to make
sure he follows through with his physical therapy. A Bone and Joint Doctor in Hershey said he would do the procedure .
However it seems he is changing is mind and is on board with every one else about the possibility he might not follow through.
I believe with the right support , he can do what needs to be done to gain mobility in his arm. The operation I’ve been told is complicated and risky.
But to not have a useless arm dangling at your side is I Think is worth the risk.
I know I must pray about this because my son is between a rock and a hard place and so am I . The decision to fight for this to take place
lies with me . I pray for guidance in making the right decision]]>
I spent a restlessless night thinking and rethinking about this situation. I came to the conclusion, that only time will tell if I did the right thing and if you can’t change what you did five minutes ago, you can’t change what you did 24 hours ago . My friend is a loving nuturing soul , we will get past this.]]>
At first I would like to thank every one who visited or will visit my site.
Mental Illness is my misson and my passion. I want the world to know, that Mental Illness is a equal opporunity disease
It touches the lives of the little known and the well known. When it came into my life over 20 years ago, uninvited and took up residence,. My son was only 17 . He was diagnosed with Parnoid Schizophrenia, I cried and prayed because I knew our lives was was about to take a drastic turn for the worst. My knowlege at that time was very limited. I joined a organization called Nami and began to educate my self . Its helpful to be a part of a group of people who are on the same journey and truly understand what you are going through. So at the age of 16 my 2nd son started to experience similar problems . I was sadden but more informed as to what we needed to do. This story does not have a fairy tale ending. My oldest son spent
11 years in a state hospital and is now living in the community in a group home. My second son is in a Program that is teaching him the ABc’s of recovery and how to invest in his own well being. Mental Illness is nothing to be ashamed of , It has to be endured , understood and dealt with , the way we deal any challenges that come our way. If we can eradicate. the stigma that a big part of the battle. So until next time keep the faith and never ever give up
While life for me and mine has not been Ideal , There are people that are worst of and dealing with more]]>