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Another "disabled" loser!

thats what was said in another post! i cant stand it when people look down on those who are disabled. Its not like we had a choice in this. 

by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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gemikris82
by on Sep. 16, 2012 at 9:45 AM


Quoting JTROX:

Alot of people on disability just make excuses so they can sit at home.  Others who have the same disability as those who claim they can't work, do work.  Its a matter of effort.


sometimes yea

L.sands
by Silver Member on Sep. 16, 2012 at 9:46 AM
Good for you! You're not letting it control your life, you're taking control of your bipolar. Stay strong. My mil is bipolar but it is very mild. Thank you for the enlightenment :)

Quoting gemikris82:

yes, with the job im at now though.  i know itll take a while but i want to work with the mentally ill as a peer specialist. right now theres a lot of training i have to do because i dont have a background in that field.  so they hired me for 2 days a week and im doing mostly paper work. once my training is complete they will put me on the help line for callers to call in with their problems/crisis and such, then from thee ill get actual one on one with people as i move up. 


Quoting L.sands:

Well that's good. At least you're trying to live a normal life as much as possible. Do you ever hope to work full time again?


Quoting gemikris82:


right now im working part time, but my job starts yuou off part time and as you get more hours/training they increase your hours



Quoting L.sands:

So have you ever worked part time or full time while on medication?



Quoting gemikris82:



 




Quoting L.sands:

Would you mind explaining to me how your bipolar is a disability? What does it keep you from doing?
Not trying to be rude, I really am just trying to be more informed.




for a long time i wasnt able to do much of anything.  when i was first dx. i spent a lot of time in bed.  i mean i was more depressed finding out there was a reason behind my depression and such. then i had to become stablaized due to my severe moodswings. i would be reall depressed and cry and not want to move or get up and out. to wanting to take over trhe world and feel as if i can handle anything.  going to walmart was a chore.  the grocery store.  i wasnt able to do it alone.  i didnt like drving anymore.  i put myself in group therapy 3 days a week 6 hours a day plus my weekly one on one therapy. group therapy helped me out with my social anxiety and panic attacks. made me face my fears, realize my triggers, shit like that.




i was dx bc i was supposed to be geting ready for work one morning. i gota promotion at my job. and instead of getting ready i was cutting myself and popping ambien.  i was taken to the hospital. after a 3 day stay and evaluating me they dx me with bipolar.  which killed me inside. and i was going to go back to work, but my boss and social worker said collecting disability would be my best choice.  so i filed and was approved first try



 



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gemikris82
by on Sep. 16, 2012 at 9:46 AM

i highly doubt that, thats a lot of bad parenting then!

Quoting Anonymous:

I don't know. They say bad parenting causes Autism and their delays.

Quoting gemikris82:

 


Quoting Anonymous:

I have been accused of wanting my kids disabled. Even making my kids disabled.


how do you make your child disabled?


gemikris82
by on Sep. 16, 2012 at 9:48 AM

thank you :) sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to realize how strong you are.  it controlled me for a good year.  but now im in control. im back in the drivers seat lol.  i still need therapy/medication and such but overall you wouldnt know im bipolar unless i told you.

Quoting L.sands:

Good for you! You're not letting it control your life, you're taking control of your bipolar. Stay strong. My mil is bipolar but it is very mild. Thank you for the enlightenment :)

Quoting gemikris82:

yes, with the job im at now though.  i know itll take a while but i want to work with the mentally ill as a peer specialist. right now theres a lot of training i have to do because i dont have a background in that field.  so they hired me for 2 days a week and im doing mostly paper work. once my training is complete they will put me on the help line for callers to call in with their problems/crisis and such, then from thee ill get actual one on one with people as i move up. 


Quoting L.sands:

Well that's good. At least you're trying to live a normal life as much as possible. Do you ever hope to work full time again?


Quoting gemikris82:


right now im working part time, but my job starts yuou off part time and as you get more hours/training they increase your hours



Quoting L.sands:

So have you ever worked part time or full time while on medication?



Quoting gemikris82:



 




Quoting L.sands:

Would you mind explaining to me how your bipolar is a disability? What does it keep you from doing?
Not trying to be rude, I really am just trying to be more informed.




for a long time i wasnt able to do much of anything.  when i was first dx. i spent a lot of time in bed.  i mean i was more depressed finding out there was a reason behind my depression and such. then i had to become stablaized due to my severe moodswings. i would be reall depressed and cry and not want to move or get up and out. to wanting to take over trhe world and feel as if i can handle anything.  going to walmart was a chore.  the grocery store.  i wasnt able to do it alone.  i didnt like drving anymore.  i put myself in group therapy 3 days a week 6 hours a day plus my weekly one on one therapy. group therapy helped me out with my social anxiety and panic attacks. made me face my fears, realize my triggers, shit like that.




i was dx bc i was supposed to be geting ready for work one morning. i gota promotion at my job. and instead of getting ready i was cutting myself and popping ambien.  i was taken to the hospital. after a 3 day stay and evaluating me they dx me with bipolar.  which killed me inside. and i was going to go back to work, but my boss and social worker said collecting disability would be my best choice.  so i filed and was approved first try



 


 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Sep. 16, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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Exactly!


Quoting Anonymous:

I see a lot of parents on here who are "disabled" with bipolar, depression, social anxiety, etc. To me those are not disabilities. Those are a condition and do not warrant you being able to sit at home on your ass and collect a check in the mail. I have worked with several, SEVERAL people who are bipolar. They suck it up, take their meds, and go to work!! I myself have had three rounds of depression for various reasons. I never missed a day of work for it. To me a disability is physical, like you are missing a limb or your back is messed up, etc.

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