And it didn’t help that I was a middle schooler in the closet. I think the downers slowed me down to a train of thought I could handle. They made me less inward focused. I stole the alcohol from my parents. Bath Soap Company Great Pyrenees Poster. And I’d sell shit from the house for the weed and pills, or coke, or even crack. My parents couldn’t trust me for five minutes. They put a pool alarm on my door. Then they took the door off completely. I told myself they were controlling and delusional, until finally I broke down crying and asked for help. Next month will be three years sober. In the program we have a saying: ‘If you follow the rules, you’ll get a life beyond your wildest dreams.’ It sounds a little ‘culty’ but it’s true. Of course my wildest dreams weren’t the highest hopes.
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I just wanted the ability to interact with people. And I wanted people who care about me. Now I have both, and it’s a beautiful thing. The first thing I noticed was a tremor. Bath Soap Company Great Pyrenees Poster. I’m a computer programmer and I kept accidentally hitting the shift key. Then I started to lose my sense of smell. And finally came the depression. My wife made me see a doctor. She said to me: ‘Either you get on an antidepressant, or I’m going to.’ That’s when I learned I had Parkinson’s. Over the years my tremors got worse. My voice got quieter. I had to quit working. My dopamine levels fell so low that I lost communication between my brain and face. I couldn’t express any emotion.