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sukay
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   Posted 8/7/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Guys,

Just thought I would give all of you an update on how I'm doing.

Very irritable and the slightest little thing sets me off. devil   It could be something that I'm listening to on the radio, or something I've read, or stories that I heard, traffic, people in stores, etc. that can send me fuming! I've been like this for a long time now and I'm working with my pdoc on med adjustments and also lots of therapy. It seems I do my best when I am all alone and I mean ALL ALONE...not even dealing with anyone on the telephone. Luckily I have the house to myself during the daytime. smilewinkgrin

I'm also very compulsive when I get manic and can't stop moving or cleaning. I make lists on top of lists and get frustrated when I can't complete everything little thing on them. I feel like I'm just sooo behind. But, if I don't write things down, I will completely forget about them. In reality it's nothing big that I haven't completed for the day or week, but it bugs the heck outta me! rolleyes

I'm trying to spend more time on my Art Therapy that helps me a lot. It's hard to get all my frustrations out in words, but I find that if I can draw it on paper, I feel a release and can better describe what I'm going through plus do a little analyzing of it too. I also like to mess around with some oil and soft pastels art. I'm not an artist, but I'm having fun messing around with it and learning new things about working with them. blush

Also I've been listening to some New Age Spa Music that has been very calming. It takes me to a whole other place that I can get everything off my mind and really relax. Maybe some of you would want to try it.

 Here is a sample at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Lfvmet4H4 Liquid Mind is the name of the group and some CD's have tracks that are 20-30 minutes long! I like those! I'll put my headphones on and just lay down...awesome feeling! Sometimes I just play it in the background as I go about my day. I found that helps too. cool

Still having a struggle with some other stressors in my life right now. Thank goodness for therapy! Oh, as you can see, I'm not sleeping too well though.  shocked

I'm muddling through though. Trying to take one day at a time. Or I should say, allowing myself to take one day at a time.

That's it in a nutshell for me.

~sukay~ blush


~sukay~
 Bipolar - 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
Leo Buscaglia


LindzKaye09
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 174
   Posted 8/7/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there Sukay. I'm sorry you're having troubles right now. I do hope things get better soon for you. You and Sarafina have both been so kind since I've joined and you two are in my thoughts. I really wish the best for you two. Does the art classes really help a lot for you? I know I used to do a lot of art when I was younger and I still try to practice my photography as much as possible, but it's hard to find the time. I've heard a lot of people say that practicing the arts really help them though. Do you think that maybe there might be a link between people with bipolar and the artsy parts of our brains? Sorry, I just can't think of what it's called exactly right now. That bugs me so much. But, yeah, I've just found that a lot of people with bipolar seem to be very good at the arts and sort of abstract things. I like to say we're ass backward from normal people. =-) Anyway, hope you get to feeling better soon. Also, they way I think of the manic stage, is at least my house is clean enough to eat off the floors and I have the energy to get everything done that needs to get done. =-)

Lindz

sukay
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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lindz,
 
You're funny with your reply.  Yeah, I guess I could say my house is clean but I have a dog that sheds like crazy, so it wouldn't be a good idea to not eat off the floors.  But yeah, I'm so compulsive that I have to keep every little thing in order.  My kids say, "Mom! Take it easy, you worry too much...Our house is the cleanest house I've seen!"  Every time someone comes over, they immediately take one quick look and take their shoes off!
 
Anyways, I don't take art classes.  I've always wanted to do play around with stuff like this so I just started buying things little by little and experimenting with it.  I enjoy it and it helps me really focus. Although depending on what mood I am in the outcome can be quite different.  lol
 
Tonite I had "spa night"...lol.  I colored away my natural highlites, trimmed my hair and took a shower then painted my nails.  Now I'm sipping on some special coffee that I got as a gift and probably will catch up on a book that I have been dying to get into.
 
Thanks for your kind words. blush
~sukay~
 Bipolar - 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
Leo Buscaglia


serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 8/7/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Sukay,

I'm so sorry to hear you've been struggling too, feeling irritated by the world. You're such a dear woman. The world should be good to you!

Art and art therapy are two of the coolest ways to vent tension I can think of and I be you do some great things. I hope it's helping. In the mean time, stay on top of your meds, and take some cool baths.

(((Hugs)))

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II


LindzKaye09
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 174
   Posted 8/7/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Your kids are older aren't they? I'm so glad my daughter is still young. She sees me cleaning and she still thinks it's fun, so she helps out. I love the help, but it bugs me the way she does it, so when she goes to another room to do something else, I clean over what she just did. But, at least she helps, I think it's soo cute...sometimes. lol Hope you have a good night with that book.

Lindz
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