I’m feeling symptomatic:
- These posts would be unsettling to most people.
- They would be edgy, sometimes hurtful and hateful.
- Some people cannot separate my disease from me.
- Sometimes, these posts might be more candid and revealing than I would otherwise like them to be. Although I share much of what I have experienced here, I don’t share it all. Perhaps, someday.
The reason I didn’t post on Monday? I was feeling a bit “under the psychiatric weather.” I was, as someone on the NAMI Message Board put it, experiencing a “hiccup.” My reply to this analogy follows:
No offense, but if you can’t speak for schizophrenic relapses, what praytell are you doing giving advice on the “Living with Schizoaffective Disorder” message board?! That’s kind of like a wealthy suburbanite telling a down-and-out homeless person what it is like for them to be homeless!
Peddle your “advice” where it belongs. Until you’ve experienced “firsthand” what an episode of schizophrenia is like, your advice is as solid as a stick of butter in a microwave oven.
I’ll probably get plenty of crap for this post, but a mood “hiccup” and a psychotic episode stemming from sz or sza are majorly different things. Like I mentioned, if you’re going to give advice, give it in places where you actually may have a little bit of knowledge.
This is a very tame version of what I felt like posting. For the entire manuscript of the thread, check out this website:
Sometimes, shit happens, right? Yep.
Hope your life is going better than mine is at the moment. Don’t worry, my feelings and cognitive perceptions will get better. They always do.
Take care and best wishes…