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Good News About Biopsy

You know about my CKD (chronic kidney disease), right? Well, last Friday morning they did a biopsy on my right kidney, and I just got the results this morning. I was so worried that the results would be so bad, because my blood values had been so low – my GFR was only 17, just […]

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Pneumonia Still Hanging On

Well, here’s the thing – I’m thinking maybe the doctor shouldn’t have discharged my husband from the hospital on Christmas Eve. I think he probably did it too early, maybe just so we could have Christmas at home, because he certainly wasn’t better. In fact, here it is over a month later and he still […]

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Christmas in the Hospital?

Mom died at 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, a year ago. I miss her so much. But I didn’t fall apart this year like I thought I would. See I kind of had my hands full… Saturday, Bill (my husband) wasn’t feeling well. He was coughing and congested, and we thought it was just maybe […]

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

This past Thanksgiving I had a rude awakening and had some startling insights into myself. Each Thanksgiving and Christmas, we take turns in my husband’s family having the holiday dinner at our house and having everyone over. This Thanksgiving it was his Uncle Roy and Aunt Cheryl’s turn. Well, not only did they not have […]

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Being Creative

It has often and for a long time been thought that people who have bipolar disorder are more creative than the general population. I’ve known even before I was diagnosed with the disorder that I was a creative person. For example, I learned to play the piano and guitar before I was even a teenager […]

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Bad Days Are Going to Happen

When you have bipolar disorder, you have to take the bad days with the good (which is true for life in general, but especially true when it comes to bipolar). You can’t take it to the extreme, however. What am I talking about? Well, first, of all, you can’t assume that every time you feel […]

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Went to See Dad

My brothers went to see my dad in Florida a month ago, and (strongly) suggested that I go to see him, too, implying that this might be the last time I get to see him before he dies. Needless to say, I went. So how was he? Well, he wasn’t on his deathbed, I’ll at […]

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Husband in Bipolar Episode?

Things have been going really well for me lately, which is probably when I should’ve expected the other shoe to fall! Well, it seems like it has. My husband Bill has bipolar disorder as well as me, and his last episode was in 2007, so we’ve really enjoyed a lot of years of stability. Needless […]

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Who Cares?

I was talking to my dad the other day (I talk to him every day, now that my mom is gone) and we were talking about laundry. He said he takes the laundry out of the dryer right away, but he doesn’t fold it or put it away. I said, “Doesn’t that make all your […]

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Memorial Day Musings

Well, it’s Memorial Day. I have no one in the military to remember on this day, just a general remembrance of the many brave men who served this country. But I have been doing some thinking today, of the freedom for which I am very grateful. Ya know, when I was undiagnosed with my bipolar […]

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