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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/22/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi thre.  I haven't posted in a while but wanted to just give an update on my BP Husband.
He's been out of the hospital for almost three weeks now and has only skipped ONE of his medication times since he got out.  And the reason for that was we were going to a baseball game and he knew he'd have a couple of beers so he didn't want the alcohol to interfere with his meds.
He also went to his first therapy meeting last week (it was mostly intake information) and scheduled another session for next month with the pdoc.  But when he noticed on Tuesday that he was running low on his meds (lithium), he contacted the doctor to get an appointment sooner so he wouldn't run out before then.  He even said that he wants to make sure he has an extra month's supply of his meds so he never has to worry.
He even said today that he "owes an apology" to one of his friends because of his behavior while he was manic.
I am so happy that he has been taking his meds as prescribed and is coming to accept his condition.  I know that there's a probability that he will become manic again, but at least I feel that he is beginning to take responsibility for his condition and is trying to manage it.  That's all I ask of him and all I want from him. 
Things have been very good and even though I know that this is a lifelong battle for us, I am hoping that he will continue what he's doing and let me be supportive of him.
Again, a HUGE thank you to everyone on here for all the kind words and thoughts over the past few months - you've been a gift from God!
Of course I'll keep checking in, writing and reading.  Hopefully I can help someone as much as everyone has helped me.
Big hugs to everyone!

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 196
   Posted 5/22/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there my friend. Good Tell your husband that we wish him the best and I hope you and him have a very safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!
                                        Chuck the old man :>)
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                                          Idaho Falls, Idaho
                                  Diagnosed with PPMS May, 2006
                                   but still working at the present.         
                Tried just about everything there is for MS, including Tysabri
                               Just recently had Treatments of Cytoxin
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   Posted 5/22/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
BPWife... things sound like they are heading in the right direction. I am so happy for you both.
"Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean
you have to run people over." ~ Fred Pausch

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   Posted 5/23/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news. I hope it keeps up. Congrats!

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   Posted 5/24/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  Yeaye!!!! smilewinkgrin
So good to hear!  I'm sure life is feeling
good for BOTH of your right now!
I hope you both continue to good job!

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 139
   Posted 5/26/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I am really happy. We had a great weekend too. The other day he even told me that he forgot to take his meds and felt really bad about it.

I don't know what made him "see the light" but right now he seems to be trying to want to do what he needs and I am grateful for that.

I wanted to share good news and wish all the best to everyone.


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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 5/28/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
BPWife!  So happy for you!!!  I am so glad to hear that your hubby is being compliant with his treatment!  Enjoy!

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