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Postby gayrghts » February 3rd, 2008, 12:57 pm

lol... teens aren't the only ones who 'think" that way. :oops:
Bi-polar is a tricky disease... but meds are the best way to get a handle on it.
I know I gripe about her, but I do love her to bits... I just wish she could learn from my mistakes... even though I know it doesn't work that way.
And if the Army can teach her self-discipline and responsibility I'm all for the experience.

Yes meds are the best way to deal with it....

however, as Joyce said, i think there's something innate with bipolar disease, that interferes with the persons ability to learn from their own, or others mistakes...

I see it all the time, where they get on meds, meds are going great, no side effects, no rocky times, even moods...

and then they stop them.

Maybe the military can get her to understand she needs them, or maybe the bipolar will help her to get out of the military.....
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Postby cheekymunkee » February 3rd, 2008, 1:56 pm

A LOT of people do the same thing. My ex mother in law was bi-polar, and had other mental issues as well ( paranoid schizophrenia to name one) and would do great on her meds. Think she was fine, stop taking them & spiral out of control. It is a horrible thing to watch and live with. They are not illnesses you can feel or see and it is DAMNED hard to admit that you are fucked up. Your mind TELLS you that you are ok. And usually, on meds, you are.
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Postby mnp13 » February 18th, 2008, 10:17 am

any updates?
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Postby amazincc » February 18th, 2008, 1:16 pm

I've gotten about a dozen letters by now (ALL complaints)... :rolleyes2: :mrgreen:

Yesterday I also got a phone call and Jessica sounded GOOD! :shock:
She says "hi" to everyone... :greenWave:
They are still in the middle of training, and the only thing she REALLY doesn't like is the fact that everyone gets punished for what an individual does... one person already went AWOL, and they all had their phone privileges taken away for a weekend.
She also complained about the snow/the ice, and the cold.
But other than that - she sounded like a human being and we ended our conversation on a good note. :)
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Postby Jenn » February 18th, 2008, 1:18 pm

That's wonderful :)
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Postby madremissy » February 18th, 2008, 1:34 pm

She is making progress. Yeah :beerChug: You will be surprised at the new woman who comes back.
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Postby cheekymunkee » February 18th, 2008, 5:15 pm

Awesome to hear! I am SO glad she is getting used to her new career & I hope it all works out for the best for her.
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Postby CinderDee » February 18th, 2008, 5:55 pm

That's a great update!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 18th, 2008, 6:01 pm

Sounds like this is going to be a good thing for Jessica. :)
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Postby airwalk » February 18th, 2008, 8:53 pm

Good update, this should build a ton of confidence in her.
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Postby katiek0417 » February 18th, 2008, 10:00 pm

Christine,

I am so happy to hear that other than some minor complaints she is doing well.
Yay! Next time you speak to her, send her hi's from all of us!!! :greenWave:
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Postby mnp13 » May 17th, 2008, 11:15 am

Anything new?
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Postby amazincc » May 17th, 2008, 1:30 pm

Jessica dislocated her knee and has to wear a brace. She also has to start over w/boot camp as soon as her doctor okays it.
She's not a happy soldier right now. :neutral:
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Postby madremissy » May 17th, 2008, 1:45 pm

:sad2: Oh no. Here's to a speedy recovery so she can get that boot camp over with.
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Postby cheekymunkee » May 17th, 2008, 2:23 pm

Oh that poor child. I hope she doesnt have long term knee problems.
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Postby airwalk » May 17th, 2008, 5:03 pm

amazincc wrote:Jessica dislocated her knee and has to wear a brace. She also has to start over w/boot camp as soon as her doctor okays it.
She's not a happy soldier right now. :neutral:


Ow! How did she do that??? Redo of Boot sucks...sorry!
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Postby amazincc » May 17th, 2008, 5:17 pm

She did it during one of the exercises, I guess... she was hoping to come home to recuperate, but the Army had other ideas. :o
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Postby airwalk » May 17th, 2008, 6:54 pm

amazincc wrote:She did it during one of the exercises, I guess... she was hoping to come home to recuperate, but the Army had other ideas. :o


Did you forget to tell the Army that Mother's always know best???
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