I Want To Start A New Life

I do have a new life in an assisted living place called Heron Grove. I'm there because I've been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and have thyroid a problems. They want to make sure I take my meds. It's an ok living but a bit boring. I can't do everything I want to do here. I wish I could have a better new life but I'm stuck here for now.
aquarius3 aquarius3
5 Responses Dec 3, 2011

Hey Aquarius3.

Do you have simple schizophrenia or is it one of the other types e.g. paranoid type? Whichever, your difficulties will be complicated by the thyroid difficulties.

Sorry to hear that you are currently in a supported housing project. Is that for short term support or is it intended to be a longer term solution?

In any case, you can make a recovery from your condition. I'm not talking cure here but treatment of your mental health difficulties - which is important. More important than this though is your personal recovery, and that's something very personal to you and I'm guessing that, whilst you may not fully know what this is right now, it will encompass your new life and how to get there.

Perhaps talk with the team supporting you and get the to work with you on your journey to recovery. If the voices tell you that this advice is not right in some way or some other negativity then look into yourself and decide what it is that you want for yourself. Schizophrenia does not mean that you do not have the right to a good life. It does mean that life can be more scary, distressing and confusing for you.

My very best wishes for you and a brighter tomorrow.

Take good care

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I work at an assisted living as a nursing assistant. We have bingo, movie nights, and occasionally we have parties with our residents but I don't feel that it is enough. I know that it is easy to get bored in a place like that, and I'm sorry that you are in that position. The upside of being in an assisted living is the long-time acquaintances you make with workers and fellow residents. I hope that things start looking up for you.

Aquarius 3 my sincere best wishes to you,Schizophrenia is hard enough to live with without the added thyroid ..but try and give your new life a fighting chance :) don't look on being 'stuck' there look on it as ok what can I do with this,you may not be able to do everything you want to ..not many of us can no matter where we are or what problems we have..when I feel like you seem to,I have a ' woe is me' time,I may cry,BUT I then think of all the good things I have,the small things,the little every day things and somewhere inside my feelings change and I'm no longer bored or longing..instead I'm getting on with making the best of what I have..and yes I slip,but the more I try the better life gets.<br />
Wishing you a happy christmas

Schizophrenia is very hard to deal with. I hope you are doing ok :)

I don't believe that I have Schizophrenia. I never said anything about hearing voices! It's the dump doctors labelling after I said I sometimes wear woman's clothes!