Fall Update 2014

There is so much going on in my life that I don’t even know where to begin this update. I’ve been back in the hospital for just over 2 months now because I needed some help learning to manage my dissociative episodes (times where it’s as if I’m running on auto pilot-and not thinking clearly). I’ve learned some tricks and skills that I have been using to help me to manage these episodes. So the episodes have gotten somewhat better but I still can’t catch EVERY episode before it gets too severe.
Like Thursday, for example, I went outside to go for a short walk (by myself) like I had been doing frequently throughout the past few days. I thought everything was going smoothly but then all of a sudden I was on the train tracks in the middle of nowhere with absolutely no recollection of how I got there! I called my mom in a panic and after a little while we did some apple technology stuff that helped the police find where I was!
I know so many of my friends and family were praying and helping search for me…so thank you all so much, our prayers are being heard.
I also got my service dog, Zoë, in May! She has been wonderful!! She is learning so much (still lots of training to go though…) Not only is she incredibly smart…she’s also incredibly adorable and I just love her to pieces. Welcome to Team Schyff, Zoë!



Treatment-wise we are waiting to go to Toronto to meet with an OCD treatment team. This team will evaluate my OCD symptoms and decide if they think they would be able to help me there or if a hospital like Boston would be better suited to my needs.


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