Posted in August 2016

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Schizoaffective Disorder A Card from President Obama.   Today I had my epidural, now I feel like I can run faster than the speed of lightning, but will slow down. Thank you, for all your goodwill wishes and sprinkles of fairy dust. They saw me through my injection. In my mailbox, I received this beautiful … Continue reading

ABOUT My Epidural

Schizoaffective Disorder having an epidural steroid injection for my herniated disc tomorrow morning.   Please send healing thoughts and ‘fairy dust.’ I would be grateful if you refer to the items on my website while I am away. Thank you so much

ARTWORK Mamma Whistler

Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder oil painting by Sherry Joiner     Here is my most recent oil painting- 18×24, I call ‘Mamma Whistler.’ Enjoy!

ABOUT My Grandparents

Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Searching for Brazilian roots   As I was looking through the pages of my mom’s wooden photo album decorated with palm trees, I came across a photo of her parents, Maria das Dores Bezerra and Joao B. Bezerra. My mom’s name, Maria das Dores, was the same as her mothers. … Continue reading


Schizoaffective Disorder Out of the Psych Ward Learning to Love     My sister, Diana, left, my brother, Doug, middle, me on the right. Several months after being released from my last hospitalization at Kishwaukie Hospital in DeKalb, Illinois, my sister, brother, and I celebrated Doug’s high school graduation from Roseburg High in Roseburg, Oregon. … Continue reading

ABOUT The Chair

Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Chair at Intel   Miracles do happen. After waiting a few moments on a chair designated to my name, anticipation and nervousness galloped through my head. I watched President Obama deliver a phenomenal speech at Intel, Hillsboro, February 18, 2011, then thanks to my Organizing for America Director, Nikki Javurek, … Continue reading

Sherry Goes Sane Schizoaffective

Bridge Crossing with Tia Didi. Schizoaffective Disorder   A Fiftieth Anniversary- the Crossing of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, and the Beach Volleyball Tournament in Seaside were taking place as my husband, Joe and I drove to Seaside, Oregon, this weekend. However, it wasn’t the traffic that made our trip unique and special, the ocean air was … Continue reading

The Olympic Summer Games

Me in Natal. These are the colors I like to wear when I’m rocking out to my Brazilian music CD of “Shake,” by Zucchero. It was 2004, in Brazil’s dry season, when I traveled to Natal, Brazil and bought this dress at a flee market, displaying brightly colored cloths, of red, purple, orange,and gold. I … Continue reading