Not Done Yet

Well, I don’t know what tricks Dr. Awesomesauce had up his sleeve, but somehow he got a waiver from some obscure entity that allows him to continue seeing me. I’ve been wondering why I’d been called to come in for a meds check; I thought I was done there at the clinic, had even accepted it and movedContinue reading “Not Done Yet”

Sleep, Interrupted

My sleep is getting funky again. This hasn’t happened in quite some time, so the reemergence of sleep problems has taken me by surprise. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been going to bed later and later, and last night I was awake till after 3. On top of that, my sleep is frequently interrupted byContinue reading “Sleep, Interrupted”

The Day It All Began

It just occurred to me that today is the fourth anniversary of my first bipolar diagnosis, when life as I’d known it was forever changed. But not to sound too melodramatic about it all, it was also the day the healing began. I remember the ninety-minute intake appointment with Dr. Awesomesauce as clearly as ifContinue reading “The Day It All Began”

Spring Is Bustin’ Out All Over

…and yes, the rumors are true: there really are cherry blossoms on the trees! I saw some today while Will and I were out and about running errands. Now, it may seem weird that I get excited about natural phenomena like this, but when you hate winter as much as I do, every little thing that points towardContinue reading “Spring Is Bustin’ Out All Over”

Into The Light of Day

I don’t know whether our recent spate of nice weather had anything to do with it, but I am most decidedly NOT depressed anymore. I literally felt it lift a few days ago, and suddenly life doesn’t look so grey and washed-out anymore. Colors are returning and the beautiful deep-pink roses Will bought me for Valentine’s Day areContinue reading “Into The Light of Day”

Reflections On 2015 And Other Stuff

Sorry it’s taken me so long to write my New Year’s post, but I’ve been busy taking care of my sick hubby (?bronchitis/pneumonia?), watching football (the Chargers lost their 12th and last game of the season, dammit) and, well…not being in a reflective mood. I’m not sure why, since the advent of a new year always makesContinue reading “Reflections On 2015 And Other Stuff”

Que Sera, Sera

or whatever will be, will be. Doing my best to move on in a post-Dr. Awesomesauce world, I did exactly what I said I would do and called the county mental health department last week. I was immediately encouraged by the attitude of the receptionist, whose voice was cheerful and who seemed very interested in what I had toContinue reading “Que Sera, Sera”

The Last Visit

Well, the long-dreaded parting with my psychiatrist has finally happened: thanks to my insurance, which will only pay for care received in my county of residence, yesterday was my last visit with Dr. Awesomesauce. And all I can say is I’m thankful I’m not in crisis at this point, because I’m not fond of the idea of getting my mentalContinue reading “The Last Visit”