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|11-22-2012, 09:47 AM||#26 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bethlehem PA
Last edited by pierrethomasfan; 11-22-2012 at 10:29 AM.
|11-22-2012, 01:56 PM||#29 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the air
I raised two boys with the same issues. Raising them was difficult but we understood that what they were going through was even more difficult.
We saw many specialists and have watched as both have gone through what you are stating and worse. Drug addictions, suicide attempts, just about anything you could imagine.
I have only shared this with a few people on this forum but I am sharing now so that you and anyone else that is going through this can see what can happen with perseverance.
Both boys are now productive members of society. They were on many meds but felt the same way you are stating. They found alternatives to help. My youngest has been clean for over 8 months. He turned to the gym instead of drugs. He is 6'4" and 275 lbs and is built like a tank. He is a GM of a restaurant and is possibly going to own it with time.
My oldest went to school and is in the IT field. He has a genius IQ which is more normal than not with these types of illness. He is doing what he wants to do in life and enjoying it.
I will not say they do not have bad days but they have both found ways to handle these days.
Exercise is a remedy for many things in life. It truly helps. A good diet will help more than you know.
If you do not have anyone in your life that understands then turn to a therapist to talk things through. You have to deal with it and cannot sweep it under the rug.
I truly wish you the best and if you need someone to talk with, my PM box is open. If it is necessary I will give you my phone number. Just do not try to go through this on your own.
I am not going through what you are but I really do understand.
But his name is
James Cortellessa, retired air force, loving grandfather, father and husband,
and the best smartass around. RIP PAPAJIM