Bipolar When It Counts

{October 8, 2012}   Happy thanksgiving?

Really? Do we really need a special day to show our thanks?  Shouldn’t we be thankful every day?  We all have so much to be thankful for.  Life. Love. Laughter. Family. Life. Oh wait, I said that already.  lol.

So what am I thankful for today. All of the above. Everything. How about my sanity? That’s a good one. For I have been truly sane for over a month now. The abilify is working amazingly well. I feel great for the first time in a long time.

What are you thankful for?


{June 16, 2012}   Shopping trip…

Today was an incredibly long day. I was up early this morning, after only 4 hours sleep. I honestly tried to sleep, but, in the end, it eluded me once again.

Squirt and I decided to surprise everyone with coffee from Tim Bottoms, so we went for a walk to the hospital nearby, which has a Timmies in the lobby. We got home to find my oldest chickie boo awake and already on the computer.  Woke up Hubby, and out the door once coffees were gone. Chickie boo stayed home.

We had a good time today, if a good time can be had while going bed shopping. We bought new beds for everyone, along with new bedding and pillows. I think we actually had more fun with the new bedding, lol.

After such a long day, did we come home and chill out? At first, I guess. We all piled onto my bed and watched a movie. I made pizza for supper, and Squirt headed for bed — always a drama. Oh, to be 9 again…

So, at the end of the day, what’s our head count? Squirt’s in bed, Chickie boo is on the computer, where she seems to have been most of the day, and Hubby and I are upstairs watching Immortal again. Such a good movie…

So, am I tired? Uh, no, not really. Am I going to sleep tonight? Don’t know yet, but I hope so.

To all my readers out there, have a great night.  As tomorrow is Father’s Day, I won’t be posting anything new. Check back on Monday evening for a new post!


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{November 20, 2011}   New day…

So today is a better day.  At least, so far it is.  I got more sleep last night, and I feel like I can handle the bullsh*t.  I feel stronger today.  Anxious, yes, but definitely stronger.  I don’t know what made the difference, but I am grateful for it.

Unfortunately though, I had a strange incident at work last night. The boss stopped by and all the other staff were in some sort of conference while I was dealing with customers.  My paranoia got the better of me and I began to think I was in some sort of trouble.  Turns out, the boss just wanted some of us to do some computer work today, since it was likely to be really slow tonight. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I hope it doesn’t happen again.  I just want to go, do my job, and go home.  Since my honey’s hours were cut down to nothing, I’m the only one working and with kids to feed, and Christmas right around the corner, there is a lot of pressure.  I really can’t afford  to lose this job, so, paranoia.  Once I settle in, things will be much better.  *deep breath*

So, my new psychiatrist prescribed me a new med for anxiety a while ago.  Buspar?  Anyone heard of it?  Anyone taken it?  Some info would be nice, if anyone would care to share.  So far, my own experience with it has been ok, except for the part where I hae to take it twice a day.  I’ve been taking everything else only at bedtime for 6 years, so adding something at a new time is a bit frustrating.  It’s only now, after… I guess about 3 months, that I am starting to get on track.  Which reminds me…  Excuse me for a minute while I take my pill….

Ok, thanks for the reminder.

Well, I guess that’s it for today.  I think  tomorrow I’ll fill you in on some of the things I would like to share about meds and…well, whatever else I come up with.  Till tomorrow…



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