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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 6/30/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I am new here.  I have a husband, son and daughter, who has 4 children.   Just found you today when I was looking for a pain site.  I am diagnosed bi-polar.  Have my ups and downs, and had to quit my job last year.  It has taken a long time to stabilize with meds and even then . . . . . . . .  I occasionally have some really bad days but I have a lot of support from my husband who when he finally got it, took me to all doc appts and took over a lot of household/ billpaying chores that were stressing me. 
I live in the Nebraska sandhills.  We have rattlesnakes here and I didn't hate them until my son's dog was bitten and died.  Now I stay out of the hills and any grassy areas.  I have 3 Scottie dogs that would like to be roaming around but it's not going to happen now,  and I still get upset when I think about Harry especially when it storms - he was terrified of storms.  You can imagina how the movie Marley affeced me.  I would like to move, but it just isn't an option.   It took my husband 3 years to find a fulltime job, which does not offer benefits, and he isn't in a situation to start over.  He occasionally works two jobs to make ends meet when there is other work to do.  This stresses me and makes for some very bad days where I want to run away so I am not such a burden.
I am also treating low thyroid, take B12 shots weekly, and have tremendous pain throughout my body with barometric changes. 
So that is my intro.  Probably wouldn't be so downbeat if I weren't going through a very low period.  shakehead

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 243
   Posted 6/30/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi 3blackdogs its good to hear you have good support from your family.. I find it good here to..... Its like a family here to you can feel free to talk about the good and the bad.... everyone here understands and will try to help... welcome

Dawn turn yeah
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08 on 1 shot a week, vit-B 12 shots , crestor,off crestor,now pravastatin, pristiq, abilify,
Dx Bipolar May 08

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 6/30/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi 3Blackdogs,

Welcome to HealingWell and the bipolar board. Good to have you. Thanks for introducing yourself, that's great!

I'm sorry you're having a down period. It sounds like things are kind of tough for you right now as well. That never helps. This board is a great place to come and vent if you need to or to get a lift if you want one. I'm glad you found us.

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Bipolar II

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 6/30/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Some people think I will overcome this and be able to work again. My psyche says no way, I am still either suicidal or fight to keep myself from running away from home. He says I will not be up to working. I am almost 62 and have applied for disability, and have had to appeal. I do not want to take SS at 62. I think if I were younger after a few years of treatment and therapy and changes in our lifestyle, that could happen. But not at this poing.

This is the best board I have found.

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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1432
   Posted 7/1/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi 3Blackdogs,

Welcome aboard.  I hope you continue to find some support here.

It's wonderful that you have such a supportive husband.  You shouldn't think of yourself as a burden.  Your husband is only doing what any loving spouse would do and wouldn't you do the same for him if the shoe were on the other foot?  I think that it is wonderful though that you see what he goes through as well.  It's like a give and take where you both can see what the other goes through and can be supportive of one another in my opinion.  That helps tremendously. wink

I'm sorry for what happened to your son's dog.  I would be scared after that incident too.  You have to do what you can to protect your dogs from possible injury, so in my opinion you are doing a good thing for them.  They're lucky to have you.

Most people get denied for SSI the first time around and have to appeal.  I wish you well with that.  It shouldn't be a problem if your pdoc sends in his paperwork with his diagnosis and statement about not wanting you to work.  Make sure he's done that and that you've included a copy along with your paperwork.

Hope you have a better day blush



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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 369
   Posted 7/3/2009 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome 3blackdogs. I think you will find some welcome advice from many on this forum. I am sorry you are down right now, we all know how that is.
"Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean
you have to run people over." ~ Fred Pausch

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