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

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Cat Tales: A Game of Cat and Mouse

Today, it is the trivial things that made my morning. And yes, those little things involve my cats.  I cannot help that my cats are my world, and they bring me such divine happiness and contentment. Much like every morning, this morning I am laying in bed, groggy, and being well, cat like, not wanting… Continue reading Cat Tales: A Game of Cat and Mouse

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Guilt: The Dark Monster

I sat on the couch and I looked at the chair.  Sitting on the chair was an enemy of mine.  I refused to make eye contact.  I just could not look that way.  I was told to address this enemy, speak to it, interpret what is being said, let it soak in. In all actuality… Continue reading Guilt: The Dark Monster

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Tossing and Turning

One night of tossing and turning has me wondering… what’s going on?  Was it just one night of uneasy sleep or is there something more going on.  Over the last few weeks we have made several modifications to my medication regime and this has me in a much better, more optimistic place, but then in… Continue reading Tossing and Turning

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Outside My Comfort Zone

When we venture outside of our comfort zones things can get a little wonky.  We end up existing in uncharted waters, in a field that is foreign to us, on a land that feels weird beneath our toes.  And you know sometimes being out of our comfort zone hurts.  It hurts physically, as you experience… Continue reading Outside My Comfort Zone

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, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Modifying Routine to Establish Balance

Boy, I am tired.  Writing today is quite the struggle this afternoon.  All I can think about right now is taking a nap.  Do you think that if I curl up under my desk the office will notice that I am missing?  I think that when I start to snore, that will be a dead… Continue reading Modifying Routine to Establish Balance