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Call me Crazy!

Friends call me crazy at work.  My Girlfriend calls me crazy at home.   I always have a joke, or a quick comeback, or just some silly response to a situation that catches people off guard.  If I hear one common … Continue reading

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At what cost?

Bipolar Disorder is a lifelong disease. There is no cure. Regardless of how well it’s treated, or not treated it has an effect on every day, one way or another. It may not be obvious, or disruptive, but it’s always … Continue reading

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A delicate balance

Bipolar disorder is an incurable disease that with luck, therapy and medication can be contained at best.  Even when it’s controlled I don’t think you can call it ‘in remission’ as with some illnesses.  It’s always there, lurking in the … Continue reading

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Sympathizing with empathy.

No one’s pain is greater than their own. It’s all relative you see.   Empathy and sympathy are fine, but it’s still no possible to truly feel what someone else does.   Sympathy?  Okay, you can tell someone is hurting and care … Continue reading

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A new day

It’s a new dawn, It’s a new day, it’s a new life… and I’m feeling good!  That kind of says it all, doesn’t it? It depends on perspective I supposed. It’s a new dawn…   And my happy ass is already … Continue reading

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Evolution

It’s a new day. It’s a new beginning. It’s a new focus. You never truly ‘beat’ bipolar disorder, but I think I can safely say I have mine under control now.   It’s been 5 years since I’ve had any kind … Continue reading

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It feels like death

It starts with a tightness in the chest.   Then it becomes just a little bit hard to catch your breath.  You feel like you’re just not getting enough air.  So you start to hyperventilate, trying to satisfy that catch in … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic!

It was scary as hell. It started with mild chest pains.   Frankly, that was nothing new.   Over the years when I’ve been in an extremely stressful situation my chest might hurt.  I always put it down to muscle tightness as … Continue reading

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Supporting someone who’s depressed. (Or not)

Living with a depression is hard at best.   Living with someone who is depressed can be difficult too.   When a friend or loved one is suffering, it’s normal to want to help, but not always easy to know what to … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carry on.

Well, I guess it was bound to happen.   Things have been going so well for so long now that I ran out of things to write about.  Well, obviously that’s changed.    The bad news is, I’m depressed as hell.   The … Continue reading

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