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happy bill
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   Posted 1/13/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
  Thought i would share some good news from the world of Bill. My wife who was in danger of losing her job has beat the odds and kept it. In addition to that i have a new part time job also that will help fill my empty hours until the bicycle shop i love gets busy again.
   The best part was that during this 2 weeks of uncertainty and fear (job loss scary devil ) i kept it together and was a rock for the family. Before meds i would have wigged out, been completely stressed out, and had my loved ones ready to kill me, It was great being the one who was in control, even if it was with the help of medications. smilewinkgrin
    This has opened my eyes to my families finincial straits, and i am going to take the part time job (20-30 hrs a week) so i can pay  off some of the bills i have self inflicted. Than if this comes up again we can really make it on one pay check. The meds have really helped my spending issues and also how i deal with my wife and her spending issues. I really do feel great.
   Also my doctor took me off abilify and is trying me on respidole? respridon? (???? correct spelling anyone???) tongue    So far so good.
    Anyway, i thought you all would like some good news and positive reinforcement. I'm glad to help out reading negative posts and helping people along in life. I just wanted to give out a little hope that you can, if not beat this disease, than declare a sort of truce with it.
   Happy Bill  

Precious Gem
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   Posted 1/13/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   

Bravo Happy Bill,

Doesn't it feel good to respond to situations appropriately inside of going into orbit or under the covers?  Congrats on your employment issues, they certainly can loom large especially in todays economic situation.  I recently started taking Risperdal and once we got the dosage correct I have felt more balanced that I have in years.  I have been on 9 to 10 mood stabilizers and could never deal with side effects or they just did not work, but I have had very few side effects with Risperdal and that alone makes me very happy turn !  Most families can live on one salary if you are willing to live a simpler lifestyle, which to me is a big part of dealing with BP successfully.

Well, enjoy your day and good luck on the risperdal, the only issue I had is I gained like 7 lbs right from the start but then it leveled off and I try to stay away from sugar so as not to add to the problem.  But boy do I love me some Ice Cream!  After all I have been through with self-medicating and soforth, I guess Ice Cream is not the worst vice in the world! ha ha ha


BP Gemini

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   Posted 1/13/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Bill!

THANK YOU for bringing out some great news and encouragement for us all. Now, could you please talk with my husband? He is still working on his control issues when it comes to triggers like stress.

You are inspiring, and obviously recognize your own efforts and what a difference they make.

Hope things stay very well for you!


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   Posted 1/14/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Bill that is great news it's nice to hear good things happening.
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