Why Have I Been Quiet? Shortly after my mother died last year, COVID19 hit. My energy is sapped. Staying home during this horrific pandemic, I've cocooned with those I love most: my husband [...]
Grief Reading this post, I fear that I come off as self-centered, concerned more with my physical health than grieving my mother's death. Perhaps that's denial. It's hard to properly grieve when dealing [...]
To simplify my life, I decided to self-publish Balancing Act - Writing Through a Bipolar Life to Amazon only for now. My mother's health is touch and go right now. Self-care and [...]
Characteristics I admire: Compassion, Creativity, Bravery, Love, Intelligence
Recovering from hypomania and fatigue. Need to relax, slow down, and heal.
White Christmas with snow-dusted ponderosa pines Christmas 2018 Christmas was both beautiful and bittersweet. We spent the holiday among snow covered ponderosa pines with close family, dearly missing our recently departed [...]
Frustrated, Defeated and Hypomanic The weekend before last, I was frustrated, overwhelmed, feeling defeated, and mildly hypomanic. I felt like a failure as a mother, for I hadn’t been able to get my [...]
Trying to keep hypomania at bay. NAMI training this weekend. IBPF panel next Tuesday. Frustrated with parenting newly adult son with social anxiety and migraines.
Saw my internist today. Here's my new diet regimen to lower my triglycerides: 100 gram carbohydrates per day, 60 grams fat day, no more than 5 nuts (preferrably walnuts), no olive oil (save [...]
So, back in November both my internist and my psychiatrist wrote out lab requests for me to fill. Put it off until January because I was nervous as to what the results might [...]