I have been feeling well for three days now. Because of it, I cannot believe there are days when I feel so debilitated (I resisted the urge to say 'when I am so useless'). The minute I feel better - not hyper, just better - it's as if my memory had trouble recalling the bad days. I have real trouble BELIEVING those bad days are as bad as all that.>>> read more
After I stopped the medication to find out whether it was having any effect, I soon found myself engulfed in a wave of agitation. This is what agitation looks like for me:>>> read more
Where taking my medication is concerned, I am disciplined and compliant. I don't see the point of complaining that I am feeling bad if I don't take my treatment UNLESS of course the said treatment makes me feel a lot worse. In that case I go back to my psychiatrist because he/she needs to know what is going on.>>> read more
Karen Tyrrell's ME & HIM - A GUIDE TO RECOVERY is a great book for two reasons: first it contains a whole list of wellness tips, and second it tells a personal story with courage and compassion. And it does all that without preaching - just a lot of encouragement.>>> read more
As you know if you read my blog, I support Karen Tyrell's work on bipolar disorder and I am delighted to feature her latest book. I will publish her interview on 14th March 2013 as yu will see by the schedule below. Don't miss out on reading what Karen has to say!
Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery Blog Tour>>> read more
Thank you again Karen Tyrrell for visiting this blog. Karen's answers to my questions got me thinking. That's the great thing about sharing your own experience with other Bipolar Landers: you always learn something useful.
So how would I answer my own questions? I have given below the most honest truthful answers I can.>>> read more
The last two days I have been in prison. I am not aware of having committed any crime but I have been incarcerated all the same.
I reach a point in the deep depression phase of my BPD (Bi-Polar Disorder) when my body feels like a block of concrete. I can hardly move. I walk about as if I were wearing an all-body straight jacket with heavy plaster casts on my legs. I feel like I weigh a ton. Each movement demands enormous effort. I am two inches away from becoming a statue.>>> read more
As midnight has now passed, it is officially my birthday. Happy Birthday to me.>>> read more
One of the hardest things about living in Bi-Polar Land is the need to be self-observant without becoming self-obsessed. The other hardest thing (!) is to define what you are supposed to observe in the first place. Take today for example: I feel a bit of a mess - simple as that. And yet, I don't mind too much ....
Ever since I first woke up this morning, I have felt bombarded with a series of messages from my body:>>> read more
Last week I went to visit our darling children: my son, his lovely wife and their adorable little daughter. To say I enjoyed it is the understatement of the year. At the same time, I was reminded of the power of rhythm and routine in Bi-Polar Land.
We Bi-Polar Landers all know that our condition is all about rhythm - or eb and flow as we often put it. Our condition has a mind of its own. It takes us up, down and round again. We can do two things:>>> read more