Hate is a strong word. I reserve it for a few people, places and things. Prednisone is on that short list. Let me say first, that I have to take it at least 3 times a year for major asthma flare ups and sinus infections. It’s been a lifelong love/hate relationship. Prednisone is a miracle drug when you need it. The side effects are horrible!!! … Continue reading Why I HATE Prednisone
I spent 15 years of my life working in social rehabilation programs with individuals carrying mental health diagnoses which are deemed major and persistent. Schizophrenia, Bipolar D/O, Personality disorders to name a few. The idea with these diagnoses is that they never go away. It’s a lifelong illness. The goal of social rehabilitation is to help those of us with such mental illnesses live the … Continue reading Mental Illness Isn’t Who You Are!!
I’ve been trying to find the time to log in and blog a bit for days now. It does me well to sit down and write. It’s one of my coping skills to reduce stress and stay sane. Things have been too busy and stressful to do it. I mentioned that Daddy’s friend, T, flew in from Boston this past Sunday. I picked her up, … Continue reading Day 14- Water Damage
I am one to speak openly about having mental health issues. Good and bad. 😉 Some of it is fun. LOL When I was 25 and had my first major bout with bipolar d/o, my psychiatrist and therapist jointly put me on SSDI without really talking to me about it. In retrospect, it saved my bacon for a while. I was young and determined that … Continue reading Gratitude Abounds
Real life with bipolar disorder isn’t quite like you see in the movies and on TV. It can, but mostly not. For those of us who are medication compliant, those wild mood swings are tampered down making it easier for everyone around us, but most importantly us! I’ve always been affected by the change of the seasons quite dramatically. The hardest for me are always … Continue reading Real Life with Bipolar Disorder