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jaguar62"Here's a success story for you ,, there was this poor guy who all he ever did was work his butt off day in and day out, and would settle for no less than perfection which caused him to somewhat be an outcast among his peers.

But then people around him started to notice that failure wasn't an option and this guy could really get things moving in the direction they were supposed to go so when they had an issue they would hesitantly ask for assistance at first.

But as time went on more and more people started getting referred to him. Before you knew it he was recognized and he had a top executive job,Escalation Supervisor of the whole Eastern Coast of United States for a communications company was staying busy like he loved to do and helping people along the way and life was excellent, good salary and benefits ,loved going to work "everyday".

Then one day (it was a period of time ) it was over ...seemed like it disappeared in an instance (after being diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease at the age of 49) and it stayed that way forever it seemed and life was slowly deteriorating around him ..depressed , no motivation, no job, health issues getting progressively worse much faster than just Parkinson and then being told it has possibilities of being MSA (Multiple Systems Atrophy) well seeing as i wasn't working i started checking out sites online and just so happened on MDJunction and the Parkinsons Support Group and absolutely loved the forums and feed back from the GLs and found out it wasn't just poor me at all, it was lots of wonderful people who shared the same symptoms that i was and still am going thru every day but in a whole lot better more positive frame of mind . So after about a year of posting and reading the forums daily and meeting so many good people I knew i wanted to give back some of this well needed love that i had received , So I applied for a Group Leader Position and ...

I had a "new job" and its helping people as well as getting the necessary help I now require and I can do it 24 hrs a day if i want to ..HOW GOOD IS THAT .

OH Yeah!I almost forgot the best part is the wonderful fellowship around the workplace,,

MDjunction has opened my eyes and offered me a new beginning to what was looking like a very dark end. thanks MDJ (and yes i do know where I would be without you.)
" (jaguar62)

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LaurenCat Hi, I am 40 years old, and was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder (Mixed State) when I was a teenager, so I have been living with it for a long while. Overall, I manage the BP quite well. Also cope with several other health issues. (Fibromyalgia,Chronic Fatigue,Petit mal siezures, IBS, Asthma, Allergies, chronic excema,migraine, hypothyroidism.)
Am married to a wonderful man, have three great children, two daughters 23 and 19 and a son of twelve. Also have three stepsons, 24, 20 and 15 yrs old.
I have been a stay at home mom and wife for the past three years, was in advertising and real estate before that.
My motto is always "Stay strong, keep smiling, have faith" and remember, there are others out there with bigger problems than I have.

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Wednesday 21st

Mar 21 2012

Have had a strange week since we got back from the wedding. Quite depressed, but I think it is time for a change of meds. Need to make appoin tment to see my psychiatrist.

I definitely need somethingto make me sleep, need to get into a decent sleep pattern.

Was a public holiday today, so hubby was home, and the kids. That was real nice.

Even managed some 'quality time' with hubby, not easy in a house as full and busy as ours.

Hoping for a doc appointment tom, then he can write me a referal to my psych doc. (Just the way it has to be done here.)

Weather is cooling, but even though I like cooler weather it makes my Fibro much worse. Can't win.


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