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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 05:44 PM

2. No, your life is NOT over

You are still you, the same person you have always known but know you have the chance to develop in more ways. But from what you are writing I suspect the illness is dictating your perceptions. Remember, you are you; you are not your illness and that illness can be beaten. Your perception has been changed, but that is good, as long as you remember bipolar is not a death sentence, is not a one way ticket to sheltered care it is an illness. Illnesses can be treated.

Your job is not you, for a time you have blessed your job with your skills and, it seems have been appreciated for those skills. If you are forced to leave (not yet certain tho' you suspect it) it may well be that you will be given some other sort of support, maybe only emotional but it will still be support.

Your family is a part of you, but even if you shock them I guarantee that at least one and probably more, will surprise you in a good way.

Ok, I have it easy. I live in the UK and total destitution because of illness is not feasible here. But ... ask round the support groups, on the internet and locally, even use churches if you are tuned that way. Contact the care facility, there will be a social worker there who has knowledge of these sort of things.

You have an illness, it can be treated, you can come through it.

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