Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The cost of mental health care

It’s the time of the year where people may be submitting their tax returns or receiving their refunds.  I for one just received my refund.  It was not substantial, but it was something and I am happy to have received a gift as it goes right towards my credit card, the mighty piece of plastic… Continue reading The cost of mental health care

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

A Full Time Job: Managing Mental Illness

I was reminded of a number of things when I met with my psychiatrist last Thursday afternoon.  One thing that she complimented me on was how I was in tune with my body and on top of my appointments. She mentioned she felt that managing a mental illness, like mine, which is Bi Polar, among… Continue reading A Full Time Job: Managing Mental Illness

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

New Patient Intake Forms

I never find joy in filling out new patient in take forms.  I always seem to find that there is not enough room for, well, anything.  Perhaps it is because I write too large, but there is not enough room for my full name, or my complete street address, city and state.  I start writing… Continue reading New Patient Intake Forms

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Back to the Future

Anticipatory anxiety is when a person experiences anxiety about something that is going or about to happen.  It’s about something that we are making up in our heads.  This is the definition as per Michelle, not per Webster or Merriam dictionary, it’s based on my understanding.  I do it quite often, the whole anticipatory anxiety… Continue reading Back to the Future

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Aches and Pains

A storm front rolled into our area over night.  I recalled hearing that the weather would be changing at some point this week, but I did not take the time to look up the weather to see when this change was supposed to actually take place.  One benefit of living in the southwest is that… Continue reading Aches and Pains

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Bella Babbling

Numerous times, I have sat at my computer over the last month to write.  I started with a few words on the page, but ended up with a pretty much blank page.  It has been frustrating that words have been escaping me over the last month or so.  In the past, words have come so… Continue reading Bella Babbling

Bipolar Disorder, endometriosis, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Five to Seven Days

In the movie My Girl, the main actress, Vada, played by Anna Chlumsky gets her period, I believe for the first time.  When Thomas, played by Macaulay Culkin, comes to her door she informs him that he needs to come back in 5-7 days.  I have no clue what else happened in this movie, but… Continue reading Five to Seven Days