Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Too bad we aren't well enough to be scientists

Posted by TemporarilyBob on September 7, 2012, at 0:07:49

In reply to Too bad we aren't well enough to be scientists, posted by alchemy on August 20, 2012, at 19:29:56

I'm afraid I've jumped in way too late and so much has already been said down many different paths ... but that never shut me up before. :p

I'm ABD (all but dissertation) from one of the top 3 programs of its discipline. At the time I stopped, I made all sorts of political and ethical complaints about academe to convince myself as to why I stopped. In hindsight, I can now see just how badly my bipolar disorder was expressing itself and warping me away from what I should have done with my life. That was some 17 years or so ago. There is a glimmer in the corner of my mind that if I can get the right treatment, maybe I can get back on that path.

For those who want to try, you have to realize that there are resources out there for disabled students and that if anyplace in our society can accept people with "invisible" disabilities like ours, it would have to be institutes of higher learning, places where science and reason are supposed to rule over institutionalized prejudices. All the same, it takes one helluva gut check to even start looking for that help.

We all may be walking in the same dark valley. That does not mean we walk the same path. It does not mean we must climb the same obstacles, in number or shape or nature. Some of us walk far deeper into that valley than others. It makes no one's journey any simpler, any less meaningful. It does not lessen the pain anyone of us feels. So be mindful that your view is not your companion's view. The easy path you see may be impassible to them. It's great to see someone pull themselves out from where we struggle ... but our struggles, sadly, are often solely our own, in part or in whole.

BPSD | PTSD ... no health care, no meds.
Ain't America wonderful?




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:TemporarilyBob thread:1023768