Good morning Peter, As you know I sent you a message on Facebook recently saying I have not forgotten you. My friend is having trouble findiing your post and Blog here I found out yesterday by email. He hasn't joined this forum so I believe that has kept him from seeing your post so I will email him explaining how to find you today. Not that we can change the laws in Australia but never give up hope as we struggle with the same desire here in the USA to educate and change laws with Healthcare.
Again, we have something in common...my 33 y/o daughte Wendy who died from Methadone in 2006, was diagnosed as Bi Polar at the age of 19. The last 14 years of her life we battled her Mental Illlness on a daily basis. Finding the right medications which frequently changed, some costing hundreds of dollars a month or more to help with her Manic Depression was a nightmare often leading me to feel helpless as a parent. Wendy was a rapid cylcler her mood swings were extreme.Please, don't be discouraged by reading this being Bi Polar affects people differently.Your mindset and goals are always encouraging to me.
No, you had not told about your twin brother Bobby, I am so deeply sorry.That had to be a traumatic event for you and your family, how terribly sad.What a beauiful tribute you have shared in his honor.Am I correct in saying you lost a sister, also ?
It is obvious how much you love and admire your Dad and rightly so.
Peter, we are grateful you are sharing your story not only here but with the world. Others will find you...you will help change and save lives !!! Our voices must be heard around the world...we will not sit back silently or sweep things under the rug. Millions of people are walking in our shoes that share our experiences. As we say there is strength in numbers we will find our ways to hold those in Political Office, Physicians and Big Pharma responsible.
I will send you a message or email you soon. Remember Peter, you are important, loved, wanted and needed. Love, Bren