November 12, 2005

New problems with recovery, and a question

Every step towards recovery brings with it new problems of dealing with the 'you' that is not ill. For me, as I'm getting better, I am so excited with so many things on my mind that I want to do, that I don't feel like sleeping at all. I try to keep working, and when I'm physically exhausted, I keep on planning the zillion things in my mind that I have to do and fall asleep early morning when my thoughts become completely disoriented and my brain cells go to sleep themselves! I visited my doc and he told me that I need to make a conscious effort to sleep, and that's what I've been trying to do.

I asked my doc a couple of questions, one being, whether schizophrenics use 30% of their brain as compared to 10% of the normals, as I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, and he was too tired to go into technical details as it was late during the night, but he told me that these tests are not specific and the results cannot be calculated with a great accuracy - basically these are statistics which cannot be trusted as being completely accurate or true.

Posted by puzli at November 12, 2005 04:05 AM


Dear Puzli,
I rejoice each time I hear you speak of the "old" you vs. the "new" you, the you that is leaving your illness behind and rediscovering the enormous potential and intelligence that you possess. As for statistics on percentages of the intellect used by various populations, I agree with your doctor. The research is inconclusive, and in my opinion, irrelevant in most cases. The most important factor is your self discovery and your arduous journey towards freeing yourself from the demons of your(slowly becoming former) illness. I applaud you once more. Let's make this one a standing ovation!
Admiringly and devotedly, Paula

Posted by: Paula Kirkpatrick at November 13, 2005 10:49 PM


thanks for the ovation!

love always

Posted by: puzli at November 14, 2005 01:17 AM

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