Initiative Update

See how recovery is possible? Update on my own sister

Marie Abanga
Posted February 6, 2021 from Cameroon
#sistersister #mentalillnessawareness
#sisterloveforever

Hello world,

I want to update us all on the recovery of my sister who was admitted into a Psychiatric ward on the 20th of January this year. I shared in as part of this initiative because it was a very personal lived experience and I knew it would resonate more than any google stats.

My sister spent a week at the hospital, came out and two days later moved in with me. She gradually started regaining confidence in herself and cooperated in our therapy sessions.

Let me share some wins:

1) She agreed to and cut her own nails;

2) She had her hair done;

3) She cooked for us all;

4) She takes her meds on time and following prescriptions;

5) She is very communicative and even though we seem like generations apart (she finds me too worldly hahahahaha)...we do get along pretty well and dance together. She also workout some 

My sister is a very grateful soul and am committed to doing all I can. She had been out for her own errands and is very alert now.

I am so grateful for all.

Don't give up on yourself or your loved ones

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Jill Langhus
Feb 06
Feb 06

Aw. What a lovely update and videos, too. Did it help facilitate her progress going to the psychiatric ward? I'm curious since I'm not about how it works there. It's so nice to hear that she's doing so well, though. Thanks for sharing.

Marie Abanga
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Jill,

Thanks for your comment. Yes going to the Psychiatric ward help a lot because she was already hallucinating, regressing and not even communicating nor cooperating without cajoling. She lost a lot of bearing and so needed the sedation at the hospital.
I am equally happy for her and us all

Jill Langhus
Feb 08
Feb 08

You're welcome.

Oh, good. Aw. Poor thing. Thanks for clarifying. I'm glad she's much better now.

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 06
Feb 06

Thank God sis Marie. Great update about your sister. Great on her being able to carry out her daily routines again. You are right on not giving up on yourself or your loved ones.
Sending your sister lots of love and hugs..
Regina

Marie Abanga
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Reg,

Thank you for your comment. It's been a thrilling journey to receive her and get her in the hospital for some sedation before we could be talking. I am proud of with her progress and the grace I have to be a pivot of it all.
In deep sisterhood and solidarity always,
Marie

Hello, Marie,

Wow, what great progress! Thank you for sharing this journey with us. Another book in the making. :)

Marie Abanga
Feb 10
Feb 10

Dear Kaye,

You are welcome. Indeed another book with two case studies coming up by hopefully before 2021 runs out lol