Hell is for children, it sure was for me
I first felt the flames at the age of three
At birth I was Larry, I hated that name
My mom calls me Bubby to help hide the shame
When I was eight my uncle found joy
In feeding his hunger on a gifted young boy
What changed that night was my concept of time
Seconds were like hours as he committed his crime
You are never back where you started. You have made progress as a spirit and a human.
I think that you have an interesting but treatable condition. I have some experience with wanting to feel and not being able to but let me share something.
The difference between mine and your situation is that the limitations that stopped me from doing the things I used to love to do were mental and not physical. I went to Iraq in 2005 and when I returned I was not monitored like soldiers are now. I developed chronic PTSD, a bad addiction, and being bipolar I was pretty much screwed. I used to love to teach ...
I have never taken Abilify but I was on Lamictal for a long time. It did not cause me any stomach issues. I would discuss it with your dr. Keep track of the symptoms and the times when they kick in and your dr will likely be able to help.
I can understand a lot of what you are going through. I was always in a state of confusion when I was younger. I always felt like I was so far behind everyone else and I KNEW that I was different than everyone. It is likely you know deep down what you want to be and what you want to do but your mind and your perception are keeping you from discovering that...
Ultimately the decision to take his medicine is up to him and I hope that he sees the benefit of being on it. I am not on my meds right now but I am not in a relationship so I have the freedom to cycle as I please with little concern for others. I do understand the benefit of being on my meds and I will return to them when it is necessary.
On the texts.......
You are a very special person for doing this. Most people don't care enough to gain the knowledge to maintain a relationship with a bipolar person. Most people are happy to be rid of me when I am gone and that is unfortunate. However, I do have people in my life that understand and love me unconditionally :)
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