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Reflecting on a Few Things

I’ve just been reflecting on a few things lately… When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, my reaction went from one extreme to the other – for one thing, I was just happy that they had a name for what I’d been through for so long; but at the other extreme, I was petrified. […]

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Taking Each Day as It Comes

My dad is dying. He has emphysema, because he smoked all his life. He quit several years ago, but I guess it caught up with him, and he’s paying for it now. It started a few months ago, when he couldn’t breathe, panicked, and called 911. They came, and took him to the hospital, where […]

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Too Tired to Function

This morning my husband had an appointment at the doctor’s, and I was going to go with him (I usually do). The problem was, he was too tired to drive (he does all the driving, as I hate to drive). Actually, he was too tired to function at all! See, he only got two hours […]

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Having Good Bipolar Supporters

Thank God for good bipolar supporters. I know I appreciate my husband, who is my primary supporter, in more ways than one. But as a supporter, he helps me keep on my toes regarding my bipolar disorder. Having a supporter is like having a check and balance system. You may not necessarily be able to […]

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Consistency is the Key

Life is all about change. There was a time in my life when change itself was enough to throw me into manic episode after manic episode because I was so ill-prepared to cope with those changes. However, with time and therapy, and learning how to manage my bipolar disorder, I have been able to deal […]

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Keep On Keepin’ On

Well, we survived the move without either of us going into a manic episode, which is great news, don’t you think? I LOVE my new house! It’s a log cabin house, with exposed rafters and hardwood floors and everything. It’s so “country” looking, and I feel so at home in it. I feel so at […]

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I Hope I NEVER Have to Do This Again!

I just got done moving into a new house, and I sincerely hope I NEVER have to do this again! What am I saying, just got done? I’m not sure I’m EVER gonna be done! I had gotten the kitchen all put together, but then my husband brought a whole nother load over, and everything […]

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House Hunting

We got a wonderful surprise the other night. Bill’s mom took us out to dinner and delivered some awesome news about a decision she made that would affect Bill and me. Since Bill’s brother died at Thanksgiving, that meant that the money she was leaving as an inheritance to the two of them would no […]

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Getting Ready for the Holidays

Well, I’ve been getting ready for the holidays, and trying to stay stress-free and out of an episode, like I do every year. I’ve also been trying to keep everyone around me from going into an episode as well. See, my husband’s brother, Mike, died on Black Friday, so everyone around here is still in […]

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Take the Bad Days with the Good

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 this disorder). 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 […]

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