My daughter has been diagnosed with schizophrenia for more than ten years. We have run the gambit with this illness from the initial onset, denial, hospitalization, and on and on. My daughter lived on her own for awhile, finished college and tried to hold it together with this illness. I admire her so much having to navigate life with such a horrible illness. She left few times, and it was agony not knowing where she was.
My husband passed, and my daughter has been here with me. Now, she isolates, stays in her room and wants to sleep. Every day schizophrenia has a different face, a new color. This week, I have felt sad, crying, just because in some ways I am as isolated as she is. Understand, i Sm grateful she is here st home and not on the street orbin a jail butnit makes me sad that this is all her life may be. It is ok to be sad and cry. Just needed to let it out today. Thanks.