Schizophrenia and Meeting Others

People are drawn to me or ignore me and I blame their response on my illness. In a group, I always notice when people address their remarks to me or act as if I were not there. At church, for example, I am considered a nice guy but not a force to be reckoned with. Two heart attacks, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and alcoholism have made a sissy of me. I am a leader but the world has not asked me to be a leader, either in the Army or civilian life. I am a cashier at Walgreens. If I lead, I lead by example, and my example is living well while mentally ill.

Published by Christopher G. Bremicker

Special Forces medic stationed at Ft. Bragg NC from 1968 to 1970. BA English and MBA, both from University of Minnesota. Fisherman, grouse hunter, downhill skier.. Plays handball and reviews theater. Present job at Walgreens in St. Paul MN is forty-sixth job since high school. Hometown is Cable WI.

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