Stress As It Relates To Schizophrenia - Schizophrenia: The Perspective of a Father & Brother-in-Law

January 31, 2008

Stress As It Relates To Schizophrenia

Hi, everybody, good to be back, been away for a few days, a lot going on so let's get started: Stress and schizophrenia go hand in hand, in my opinion, though anyone who has average intelligence probably figured it out long before I did. Think about this: Living with one person with schizophrenia is hard enough, but when you have two, that's a double whammy! Of course, you already knew that, currently the brother-in-law is just going downhill, he can barely walk and is in constant pain, sleeps fitfully and will not try to help himself with his coughing due to his chainsmoking, the VA won't do enough in my opinion for him. My son is persevering with work and trying to get disability, when his uncle by marriage found out about his affliction the light he was viewing him in changed. He understands more his past behavior. Makes you go hmmm. Anyway, back to stress: I have considered myself capable of handling any situation ever thrown at me as long as I can remember. Lately the situation changed and here's how and why: Within the last two weeks the stresses of everyday living have begun to take its toll on me beginning with a new job assignment, if you can believe after only one week the supervisor said I was making too many mistakes and would be gone if the account manager hadn't intervened , one week is just not enough time to learn a job. Needless to say, I felt about one inch tall. Since then I haven't cared much for anything, it's like I've gone back in time 30 years when I was 21 years old and struggling on a new job. I'm 51 years old and do not need this grief, enough comes from my wife, I am going to the doctor next week, maybe that will help. Later. -30-

January 31, 2008

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