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Bigfoot's (Phillip's) Progress

This is a discussion on Bigfoot's (Phillip's) Progress within the Orchid Community Support and Special Projects forums, part of the The Outback Terrace Bar category; Originally Posted by Daethen Maura, Jordan is so very right. You have family here and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daethen View Post
    Maura, Jordan is so very right. You have family here and we all will listen if you need to vent. Thank you for sharing this piece of the puzzle. Please reach out to us if you need a shoulder.
    I am so grateful for all of you - thank you for giving me the chance to ease a little of the stress by sharing it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    As Teena mentioned, the psych meds stabilizing his bipolarity may well be what is needed for his body to recover. Those misfiring neurons up there could be preventing cooperation from the rest of his body. And certainly, the inability to relax and comply would slow things down a bit as well. I too was on psych meds for a long time and understand very well what mental agitation can do to a persons physical body.
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    Thanks for sharing your experience with me. As a matter of fact, my own psychiatrist called me today to make sure I was okay, and to let me know if I start slipping (losing sleep is NOT good for bipolar people) that I could call him any time day or night - he's been with me for five years - probably saved my life, and is a major reason I'm still in Atlanta. And you're absolutely right about the mind/body connection - I was just telling my parents that I thought getting back to himself would go a long way in terms of compliance, honesty with the medical staff, and generally doing everything he needs to do to get well. It's so good to know that there are people like you out there who understand the misfiring neurons and synapses and amino imbalances and all that good stuff. Makes me feel a lot calmer to hear from you. Big hug.

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    Anything we can do, Maura, just let u know. The non orchid part of my family know some of what you have been going through, and you have their prayers and sympathy as well. Take care of yourself as well.

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    Your more than welcome Maura and thanks for sharing with us! I won't allow myself to be embarassed about the problems I have faced, even though they were induced by juvenile irresponsibility...I suffered from psychosis due to a bad experience with LSD. Took a VERY long time to deal with it.
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    Maura
    I have not been on the forum very much last week as I was taken up with planning and organising for the BOS Xmas paty which took place yesterday. That is why I missed this post Re: Phillip's progress.
    I am happy to learn that he is improving. My continued prayers and best wishes. Potting around in the orchid house always gives one a good boost in spirit but buying a new one is 100% uplifting!!!!.
    Best wishes

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    Im not sure of this will help you at all, but i find the BEST remedy for a stressed mind, such as yours Maura, is to listen to some soft jazz, or ambience music, these are my favorite genres, so maybe if for an hour or so, you just sit down, lounge around and relax to your favorite music, it will help boost your spirit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angela View Post
    Maura
    I have not been on the forum very much last week as I was taken up with planning and organising for the BOS Xmas paty which took place yesterday. That is why I missed this post Re: Phillip's progress.
    I am happy to learn that he is improving. My continued prayers and best wishes. Potting around in the orchid house always gives one a good boost in spirit but buying a new one is 100% uplifting!!!!.
    Best wishes
    Thanks, Angela - how was your Christmas Party? I think I would have loved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    Im not sure of this will help you at all, but i find the BEST remedy for a stressed mind, such as yours Maura, is to listen to some soft jazz, or ambience music, these are my favorite genres, so maybe if for an hour or so, you just sit down, lounge around and relax to your favorite music, it will help boost your spirit!
    Jordan, you are a very sweet and mature young man - your mom should be very proud of you. You remind me of my son, Henry, who turned 17 in August - he looks after his mother as much as she looks after him! Your stress remedy is an excellent idea - in fact, I often turn to Aaron Neville and the Neville Brothers when I'm stressed - thanks for reminding me. I think I'll sleep okay tonight, since they finally gave Phillip the meds he needed. I also have a sound machine that has waves breaking and rain falling, and that generally helps a lot - that and the fact that I'm exhausted!

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    I find it very sad in this day and age how terribly misunderstood bipolar disorder is. And I've seen the way misinformation and misunderstanding can add to the difficulties of the one(s) suffering. I am glad that at least here you can find some understanding and support on that matter. I am glad Phillip is finally getting his medicine. I hope this will mark a turning point for the better for him. I hope you finally get some sleep tonight. All of us here are rooting for you both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang709 View Post
    I find it very sad in this day and age how terribly misunderstood bipolar disorder is. And I've seen the way misinformation and misunderstanding can add to the difficulties of the one(s) suffering. I am glad that at least here you can find some understanding and support on that matter. I am glad Phillip is finally getting his medicine. I hope this will mark a turning point for the better for him. I hope you finally get some sleep tonight. All of us here are rooting for you both.
    Thank you, Angie - I DID sleep last night - a whole night! I think this will be a turning point - at least there's a good chance. And today, I am taking my Nikon and tripod to the Orchid Conservatory for a little time to get my mind off worrying for a bit!

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