And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

……which is to say, I originally started this blog as a dialogue on bipolar disorder, and it’s turned into a different animal entirely due to the changing circumstances in which I find myself these days. But not to worry, here’s a word from our sponsor:

Uh……

(silence)

Hmm. It would seem that my BP is a little quiet today. As it’s been for oh, I don’t know, maybe a couple of weeks?

Thank God.

I honestly don’t know what I’d do if I had to battle bipolar on top of everything else that’s happening. But I’ve almost always been fortunate in that whatever issue I’m dealing with at a given time, seems to go into hibernation when another serious problem arises. It’s like having a headache and then dropping a can of tomatoes on your bare toes: now you don’t care about the headache—your toes are throbbing, and you’re pissed off.

That’s why I feel almost like someone who’s never even heard the word bipolar, let alone been diagnosed with it and fought it tooth and nail for the past year and a half. In fact, the only time I think of it at all is when I swallow my pills each morning and night, because I’m not reacting to events by crashing into a depressive episode (although I am feeling rather blue under the circumstances) or flipping into mania. I’m just reacting to distressing events like anyone else would………and that in itself is a blessing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by bpnurse

I'm a retired registered nurse and writer who also happens to be street-rat crazy, if the DSM-IV.....oops, 5---is to be believed. I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder at the age of 55, and am still sorting through the ashes of the flaming garbage pile that my life had become. Here, I'll share the lumps and bumps of a late-life journey toward sanity.... along with some rants, gripes, sour grapes and good old-fashioned whining from time to time. It's not easy being bipolar in a unipolar world; let's figure it out together.

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