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serafena
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   Posted 8/25/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone:

Well, I ended up in the hospital on Friday night and was released yesterday. I was having a mixed episode and I was suicidal, so they've changed my diagnosis. Still bipolar, obviously, but now Not Otherwise Specified (or NOS) as opposed to Bipolar II. Some of you may have that wacky diagnosis too.

I'm no longer experiencing frantic mania nor suicidal thoughts (thank god) but I'm a little "bruised" feeling. I'm tired and trying very hard to remember the lessons of all the dang therapy. :-) I'm here but I may be a little subdued for a little while.

Hope you're all doing well. You know how much I care.

Be well.
serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II


mommy.michele
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   Posted 8/25/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Serafena...my thoughts are with you during this rough time. Remember all you learned in therapy and keep yourself well. I am so sorry you are going through a rough time right now, but we all have them...and I am glad you were in the right frame of mind to go to the hospital and get the help you desperately needed. ((((hugs))))
"Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean
you have to run people over." ~ Fred Pausch


sukay
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   Posted 8/25/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  Hello Serafena,
 
So very sorry to hear about what has been going on with you!
 
You have been through so much! shakehead
 
Is your new job being put on hold?  Do you think taking this position might have tipped you over the edge with adding too much responsibility?  Just curious.  Was the decision perhaps made to fast?  I don't know...just looking for some answers.  I was really shocked to hear about your new position that you had taken on considering all that you had just been through with almost ending up in the hospital shortly before that.
 
I want you to take care of yourself missy! blush    Maybe it's time for you to consider an outpatient program to kick start remembering all the things that may help you go into the right direction for yourself?  I don't know?
 
I just want you to concentrate on listening to your therapist and doing whatever it takes to keep you in a safe, tolerable place for yourself right now.
 
Big Hugs to you girl!  I'm so glad that you are at home right now.  Tell us more of what is going on with you and how you are coping right now!
 

cbear
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   Posted 8/30/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
hello. ive seen you help so many people and now its your turn to receive support. im sorry youve been through so much recently. i wish there were something i could do to help. just know that i am thinking of you and hoping you feel better very soon.

serafena
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   Posted 9/1/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Still here, still struggling everyone. I wanna thank you all for stepping up to welcome newbies and helping me out. You can always email me if you need me.

Be well!
serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II


sukay
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   Posted 9/1/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Hugs))) ~serafena~
 
I think about you often and wonder how you are doing.  I am glad that you posted a little bit about yourself today.
 
Keeping you in my thoughts!!!!!
 
Hoping for the Sun to Shine on you Always!!!  blush
 
yeah  "Hang Tough" yeah  
 
lol, lol, lol, lol...I know you always liked that one! tongue
 
...but I mean that with ALL Sincerity! 
~sukay~
 Bipolar - 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
Leo Buscaglia


serafena
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   Posted 9/2/2009 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sukay,

I'm seeing a new psych who thinks I may not be bipolar (!!!!) and that I'm definitely overmedicated. One doc put me on Abilify and that seems to have made me manic. The hospital put me on lithium, though, and if anything is going to help, that will, right? I'm teaching again and that's going well, just part time -- 2 classes. So that's me.

How are YOU?

Hang tough always cracks me up.

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II


sukay
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Total Posts : 1432
   Posted 9/3/2009 12:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Wow serafena,

It sounds like there are many new aspects evolving around your health and diagnosis.  Please, please keep all of us posted!  I am very interested to find out what your progress will be.

I'm glad that you're able to continue working.  It shows you're "Hangin Tough".

What can I say,...I'm Hangin Tough too!  I'm up late again tonight.  Too much on my mind!  I have a therapy appt. later today.  Maybe my therapist can help me sort everything out.

Wishing you wellness. blush


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

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