Tonight I've been asked to do a panel discussion on recovery for a NAMI function in front of 40 to fifty people. It's just a short speech followed by questions and answers with me and a panel of a couple other people. I speak rather often, so I'm usually not nervous about such things, but I'm doing this speech in my home town in front of many people I know, and I honestly feel a bit like barfing. I'm asked to speak because I'm doing well, and about 5 years ago I wasn't. I was in a wheelchair incapable of speech due to my brain disease, and also coping with bipolar disorder. I was in a hospital for two years recovering, and now I can walk and talk again. I have a job, in fact it's rather hard to get me to shut it. ;) So I do think recovery is possible, though it's best never to stop watching yourself, but I think it's possible to be happy, and functional, and fabulous, (fuck normal how boring is that) haha. Anyone else feel good? Let's hear it.
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