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The Wounded Warrior

by: Joyce Roseman
Almost 25 years ago, when I said, "I Do" to Glen, I also said "I do" to his mental illness.  I signed up for battle and had no idea I had even enlisted.  That didn't change the fact that I was going to have to engage in an all out war against a hideous and fierce disease.  I was completely unprepared for this assignment.  How could I have known the battles we would wage?  How could I have understood the sorrow, loss and deep soul pain that would accompany us on this long journey?  There was no way!  No one could have helped me see, for no one I knew had ever walked this kind of journey.  I WAS LOST!
I laugh out loud right now...I'm still lost at times! Mental illness is so vast, invasive, complicated and varied.  Seems the time I figure out one component, that another difficulty arises and I'm once again at a loss all over again.  Finding wisdom and answers is as different as each person who suffers.  What works for one, may not work for…