Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Support Networks: My Saving Grace

It is the beginning of a new week and I am determined that this will be a good week.  After several weeks of dealing with the ups and downs that are the definition of bipolar disorder, I am ready to be in a stable place.  And to be honest, I am not quite there yet. … Continue reading Support Networks: My Saving Grace

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

When Depression Hits

It’s been sneaking up, slow and steady like a mouse strategically hunting for a piece of cheese.  Or a predator going after a fast-moving prey.  But before I knew it, I was overcome by the gloom.  Although fighting it hard, at this point, I have little to no fight left in me.  The weight and… Continue reading When Depression Hits

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The Good in the Bad

Although today has not been the best of days… I overslept, my outfit is not the most flattering thing that I have ever worn, I forgot my makeup and my hair is dirty, I am challenging myself to find the good that still is happening in my life on this given day. Hunter My boy… Continue reading The Good in the Bad

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Friday Babbles

What does one write about when you want to write but you have a block in your head and are not sure what to say?  I think this is where the whole babbling thing comes into play.  In those times when you have things to say but they are here and there and don’t necessarily… Continue reading Friday Babbles

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Doctor Will See You Now

It had been six weeks since I saw my doctor last, the longest I have gone without seeing my psychiatrist in the past.  Everything had been going ok during the time between visits until it wasn’t ok.  And it was the instability that I had experienced in the previous weeks that had me worried about… Continue reading The Doctor Will See You Now

Bipolar Disorder

Boiling Pots

Psychologist. Psychiatrist. Primary Care Physician. Gynecologist. Dentist. Orthodontist… I was updating the calendar that I share with my boss (I am an executive assistant and it’s pertinent that I keep the calendars up to date), and I was adding in all the appointments that I have scheduled so far for the month of February. First… Continue reading Boiling Pots

Bipolar Disorder

Salt in my Shaker: Lithium

Lithium is derived from the Greek word lithos which stands for stone.  We pronounce it as LITH-ee-em.  It is part of the group Alkali Metal on the periodic table of elements and holds the the atomic number three while bearing the symbol of “Li”.  Drugs.com defines Lithium as being a “component that affects the flow… Continue reading Salt in my Shaker: Lithium