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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

The last two weeks have been absolute hell for me and my family... I still can't believe this is real life. I keep expecting to wake up from this nightmare.

I hesitate even writing what I'm about to write.. but I guess I need to get this off my chest.

My sister experienced an acute psychotic episode two weeks back and while all signs initially pointed towards her episode being a brief one caused by stress (i.e., she would recover completely and never experience one again), it's starting to look like this may be the onset of schizophrenia for her.

She attempted suicide on Monday because she couldn't handle all the voices in her head anymore.

I never cried so much in my entire life. I'm tearing up right now thinking about it.

Right now she's in psychiatric care and it looks like a different combo of meds may be helping her symptoms, so we're hopeful that she may actually make a full recovery.. but we shall see.

I worry for her. I worry for my parents.

I'm just numb. When people asked me how my weekend was yesterday, I wanted to punch them in the face. I had to pretend to be happy for their stupid fucking shitty little trips they went on. Me? I was in the ER with my parents.

The only other person I told was my best friend and even he is being a shitty source of support. Lame, half-assed texts. I was there for that fucker when he was going through shit and this is all he can give me? Fuck him. Even now, he just texted me on what he should do about this stupid bitch whose number he got over the weekend, despite the fact that he already has a GF. Seriously? I'm starting to re-evaluate my friendship with him.

Fuck him.

Fuck the world.

Fuck everything.

I also had a major breakdown (Bipolar II) when I was twenty and believe me ,the ward environment is the best place for her at that particular moment.

Antipsychotic meds have evolved and we're far now from the old Haldol and co who zombified you .

The new generations will allow her to live a productive life and will help her to deal with her schizophrenia.

You need to be here for her but you also need to protect yourself because mental illnesses are complex and by nature unpredictable.

Most people ,sufferers included,find very difficult to talk about it for various reasons.

Some will ostracize you ,ignore you ,avoid you,faint interest but very few will have an understanding of such complex illnesses.

He took me years to admit the simple fact I was sick ,hiding my extreme behaviours under the eccentric tag..

I made the choice to be open about it but there is always a price to pay and I did a hefty one at a profesional level.

Accepting your sister's illness will be your first step .

Most families struggle with that initial phase bcause it is such a difficult thing to admit a loved one is afflicted by such irrational mind baffling illness.

It will be a long journey and she will need your love during it.
post #47342 of 69013
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

I had a nice trip home to see the family for a week and then flew back tonight. As soon as I touched down, I checked my phone and saw news that a friend's baby was born premature by six weeks at around 2.5 lbs and isn't expected to make it. What an awful thing for parents to go through.

that is really sad. i hope the baby can pull through some how.
post #47343 of 69013
GF, that is terrible, I'm really sorry to hear that frown.gif
post #47344 of 69013
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

Almost too easy.

But I'm assuming you were preparing to meet Neo for lunch.

I thought the same thing...icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #47345 of 69013
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

I had a nice trip home to see the family for a week and then flew back tonight. As soon as I touched down, I checked my phone and saw news that a friend's baby was born premature by six weeks at around 2.5 lbs and isn't expected to make it. What an awful thing for parents to go through.

Ugh. This is absolutely brutal. 2.5# at only 6 weeks premature means something else is very wrong. My best wishes for as much peace and comfort as your friends can find. It is the worst heartbreak you can know.
post #47346 of 69013
GF, I am also heartbroken for you. My best wishes to you and your family. Good luck getting all the care your sister needs. I am also sorry to hear your friends are not being as supportive as they could be.
post #47347 of 69013
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

Good decision though I'm sure a difficult one to make. Your colleagues will thank you for not making their excursion less enjoyable.

Hope you feel better, soon.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

frown.gif feel better G, im sure they will understand.

Thanks, guys. I wasn't super sick, let's just say that something didn't "agree" with me, and, like JayJay said, I figured I wouldn't risk messing up everyone's trip. In retrospect, it was the right call, and it wasn't an issue at all at work.
post #47348 of 69013
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

The last two weeks have been absolute hell for me and my family... I still can't believe this is real life. I keep expecting to wake up from this nightmare.

I hesitate even writing what I'm about to write.. but I guess I need to get this off my chest.

My sister experienced an acute psychotic episode two weeks back and while all signs initially pointed towards her episode being a brief one caused by stress (i.e., she would recover completely and never experience one again), it's starting to look like this may be the onset of schizophrenia for her.

She attempted suicide on Monday because she couldn't handle all the voices in her head anymore.

I never cried so much in my entire life. I'm tearing up right now thinking about it.

Right now she's in psychiatric care and it looks like a different combo of meds may be helping her symptoms, so we're hopeful that she may actually make a full recovery.. but we shall see.

I worry for her. I worry for my parents.

I'm just numb. When people asked me how my weekend was yesterday, I wanted to punch them in the face. I had to pretend to be happy for their stupid fucking shitty little trips they went on. Me? I was in the ER with my parents.

The only other person I told was my best friend and even he is being a shitty source of support. Lame, half-assed texts. I was there for that fucker when he was going through shit and this is all he can give me? Fuck him. Even now, he just texted me on what he should do about this stupid bitch whose number he got over the weekend, despite the fact that he already has a GF. Seriously? I'm starting to re-evaluate my friendship with him.

Fuck him.

Fuck the world.

Fuck everything.

So sorry to hear this, GF. Like others, I've dealt with mental illness in my family. It can be really hard to manage, but it can be very successfully managed, too. Best of luck to your family as you work through this.

Oh, and yeah, fuck that friend.
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

I had a nice trip home to see the family for a week and then flew back tonight. As soon as I touched down, I checked my phone and saw news that a friend's baby was born premature by six weeks at around 2.5 lbs and isn't expected to make it. What an awful thing for parents to go through.

How awful. Peace to them.
post #47349 of 69013
Sorry to hear the sad news, GF and Stephen. frown.gif
post #47350 of 69013
I have a friend who was born pre-mature and wasn't expected to make it. He just turned 30 so there is always hope.
post #47351 of 69013
GF, really sorry to hear this. I am sincerely hoping for the best for your entire family.

SH, that's a tragedy and I hope the baby pulls through.
post #47352 of 69013
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Thanks, guys. I wasn't super sick, let's just say that something didn't "agree" with me, and, like JayJay said, I figured I wouldn't risk messing up everyone's trip. In retrospect, it was the right call, and it wasn't an issue at all at work.

i know the feel. hate that. glad it worked out ok and people understood so it didnt reflect poorly.
post #47353 of 69013
Sorry GF, that sucks
post #47354 of 69013
Better news to report this morning. Supposedly the baby is breathing on its own, which I hear is a really good sign. It's obviously a delicate little thing, but there's much more optimism about its chances. The slightly depressing thing is that people are commenting on the mother's facebook status with really casual and humorous congratulations, as if they don't quite understand the significance of an extremely early birth.
post #47355 of 69013
Good news!
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