I am a 58 year old woman who was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 1983. I have been hospitalized several times with the last being in 1997. I have received ETC treatments two different times and I believe those treatments really helped. I am on disability but do volunteer work in a hospital gift shop and at my church. I had one of the best psychiatrist in my area up until a few years ago when he retired. I am now seeing a nurse practitioner who I just love. I would not be as stable as I am today without my loving family and a great medical team My life has had its ups and downs but then whose hasn't? I try to talk about my illness to help others and that is the reason for my story.