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sonyasworld

San Francisco, California
My wife has a mental illness. She was hospitalized for close to one month with acute psychosis. Her diagnosis (still not solidified) is major depression with psychotic features. This blindsided us. This blindsided me. My world flipped upside down. “Sonya” refers to the... Full Bio
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1March 18, 2010Communication by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A burden that I deal with continuously is communicating. I am blessed to have family members, both on my side and on her side, that care a lot about what is going ... Read on »
1March 17, 2010Side Effects by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I started this blog in a moment of desperation. I needed to vent. However, I’ve been living with my wife in her new condition for 6 months, and I’ve tried to keep my sense ... Read on »
0March 16, 2010The Rollercoaster Ride by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I woke up this morning with an anxiety I haven’t experienced since my first day returning to work. She’s having a difficult reaction to Lithium, which was added to the mix ... Read on »
1March 15, 2010Hugs by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The dog crawled up onto his favorite perch on the couch, to bask in the sunlight. She came home from yoga and curled up next to him to give him a hug. Her head is resting ... Read on »
1March 15, 2010Charging A Cell Phone by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One major thing about having a spouse in the throes of a powerful illness is how hard it is to differentiate between the disease and the person you love. The dise ... Read on »
0March 14, 2010Phone Call by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Her: Hey honey! Me: (over-the-top positive and optimistic) Hey honeycakes! Whatcha up to ? Her: I’m taking the dog to the beach. Me: Right on. I was thinkin ... Read on »