Weekend check in, how are all you doing?

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happy bill
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   Posted 5/14/2010 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
 
   YAY it's friday, and im working a 24 hour shift and dont get off until 7am sat morning. Then back here for a 16 hour shift all day sunday. So it looks like SAT will be my weekend.
   Here is what i have planned.
 
   1. get Thor puppy to the vets for a weigh in and see how much monster puppy has grown, im betting on 103 lbs. 
 
   2. Get a bike ridde in for myself. I need a nice day to go strech my legs and enjoy myself for 2-3 hours. After that im good.
 
   3. Help the wife. She fell on wed and severly twisted her ankle. So bad they  put her on vicoden, so she has been a bit bed ridden. I'll do what i can to clean around the house, and take care of her.
 
   4. Thats about it, just hoping i get to do the things i want this weekend before i start another hectic/long week. 
 
 
   Oh, i saw my Pdoc this week. She was generally very happy with my results, and complimented me on how well i am learning to live with this disorder. I was a touch hypomanic when i was with her and at first she suspected drugs. Since i was getting blood work done anyway i said add a drug test on and you will know im not lying when i say drugs have no interest to me. Once we talked a while and i explained how i was handling things she felt confident that i was ok, she warned me that many people tend to miss the warning signs of mania and slip in without knowing it. I said that i am very well aware of my specific issues (sex) and when i start thinking about wandering i take an extra dose of my meds and that gets me over the hump (Sorry, bad pun tongue tongue tongue
 
   Hope you all are going ot have a wonderful weekend, get soem stuff done, and enjoy yourself.
 
    BTW, POST SOME PICTURES so we all can enjoy some of the things  you enjoy or take pride in, after all we are a bit of a family around here. yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
 
       Happy Bill

Cheryl1018
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   Posted 5/14/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone.  Bill, sorry about your wife's injury - very nice of you to try and help her while she rests.
 
I am "okay".   Up and down a lot today and adjusting to Seroquel.  Right now I feel like sobbing but am keeping busy  instead.  As for the weekend:
 
1.  Spend time with hubby and dogs
2.  Go to a farm stand to buy some plants and then plant them
3.  Hopefully go visit a friend I haven't seen in awhile
4.  Shopping therapy!!   Clearance racks rule.
 
Here is a photo from the Tulip Festival that we went to last weekend - makes me smile:
 
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tortoise11
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   Posted 5/14/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   

I am going to hug my baby bunnies.  :(  I added a couple more cages and my rabbitry is complete.  Got all my registration papers done to, so everything is official!  http://www.flickr.com/photos/44490617@N07/4604198250/

If the weather is good, SO and I will probably go for a ride in his boat.  Or I'll send him out to enjoy it and finish mowing the lawn.  He hates mowing the lawn and I don't mind at all.  I need to thin our seedlings in my garden too.

Other than that, play with the dogs, train them too.

My son is staying with my parents until tomorrow afternoon, so I have a little bit more free time.  :)

Bill - take good care of your lady!  :)

 


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horse crazy
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   Posted 5/14/2010 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all I have been pretty sick with sinus infection and bronchitis most of the week. I am hoping to feel well enough by Sunday to ride my horse. He is dying to go for a jaunty ride. Am reading a good book. My mood has been normal all week after coming out of a super depresion the week before. I have a list of things to do to cover a two week span of time and I try to pick at least one rhing a day to do....swome more industrious than others. Thruout years of being bi-polar, it's a joke around the house that no matter how depressed I am I have always gotten the laundty done. So I imagine I will do a load of wash. Bill, I envy your hypomania....I used to operate in the hypomanic state most of the time and I accomplished so much and everything I saw (flowers, blue skys, running horses, etd) were so beautiful. Unfortunately I operate mostly from super depressed to a rather numb state. I really miss the hypomania.
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Not2L8
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   Posted 5/15/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I'm doing ok....fighting short bouts of anxiety but generally okay.
Trying to work things out on the home front. Have decided to go visit my family (mom and grandparents) in Florida alone. Hoping to straighten things out and focus on myself for a change. I find it really hard to be selfish, I'm so used to doing everything for everyone else. I guess that's why I tend to take too much on until I break. My husband isn't completely supportive, he's still afraid I'm gonna leave him. Which I would justified in doing but I haven't made that choice yet. I want time to heal first.
My pdoc is being an ass, I'm sure he's found out by now that I'm supposed to be switching
doc's because he's not doing a good job.(this from the same man asking me what antidepressant I wanted to try if my other one wasn't working) My husband went there to have him fill out some FMLA forms for his job to cover him for times he's had to take off work to drive me to my appointments when I was so messed up I could barely function let alone trusted myself to drive long distances without ramming my car into a wall. I even had to drop my school semester because I was falling apart. He said I wasn't bad enough for my husband to have to take off to care for me. I had to call his assistant and explain that it was to drive me because I was in capable of driving myself. I still haven't heard back from him.
The man only asks me if my meds are working and has had to change them 3x's in the last 9 weeks. He knows darn well I've been on the verge of comitment for months now. What the hell does he consider bad? He tells me he believes I'm bipolar then changes my meds and doesn't explain crap about it. Everything I've learned was either on the internet or with my talk therapist. It's frustrating, it feels like I'm being punished for fighting so hard not to do something I can't take back. I was isolated to my bed for nearly a month i felt like I my world was ending and I had nothing left. it was everything I had to keep breathing. ***.....
Anyways....I just continue to remind myself to breathe take everything a step at a time. I'm trying.
"Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed at, but with what is still possible for you to do." You are special and loved!!!!!

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Voix
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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Aie yai what a week I've had.

I took double my dose of seroquel while I was in an absolutely terrible mood, I don't know really know what I expected out of that other than it made me feel terrible.. then I ended up sleeping at a friend's and didn't have my seroquel with me so I went from taking 600mg to none the next day. I had such bad insomnia I went to bed at 2am and laid awake all night. Not a minute of sleep came to me. I got on a bus back home at noon and by the time I got back to my town I was having such a bad mood swing I was freaking out. I took 100mg because it was so close to my next dose and that helped me sleep all day on Thursday. Then I took another 300 that night and felt ok on Friday, went back into town to see my psychiatrist, he actually lowed my dose to 200mg because I feel really edgy on the 300 I guess.

Anyways I'm trying to get back on track after those couple of days... just want to stay in bed all day and read. I feel so blah.

GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey happy bill..
doing pretty good here.
just housesitting at my aunts, enjoying the peace and quiet somewhat, hanging out with her cute cockatiel...
I'm hooked on Bones so i've been watching that nonstop, and reading a book about bisexuality that is fascinating. (there's another bi!! LOL)
mood seems stable, which i'm really glad about, time to start something important i think :)
I'm gonna rearrange my room. I'm determined to have it comfy and feng-shuied or something... :P

thats all for me, thanks for asking!!
sounds like you're doing well too~~ what a full weekend.

tortoise11
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   Posted 5/15/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
woo hoo!

I got my tax return and paid off all my debt except "revolving" accounts that improve my credit score. I CANNOT say how much of a relief this is. Some of that has been sitting around for FOUR years!

woot!
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Carenpolar
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   Posted 5/15/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I am watching the Food network. and the cooking shows

happy bill
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   Posted 5/15/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Great job Tortise, any move in the right direction is cause to celebrate, and you knocking out some bills is even greater.

Cheryal that was a great photo, did you take it?

Green tea hero, glad you are getting some quality time to get your mind ordered. Ill bet that book is interesting. LOL LOL, i only get that way when i am very manic, otherwise i am good. LOL LOL LOL

Ok, i actually accomlished everthing on the list (BTW Thor is 100.5 lbs) Not only that i cut the grass, fixed the screen door, went shopping, made dinner, cleaned kitchen, and went to work and helped catch a shoplifter. ANd this after working a 24 hour shift. No i am not manic, or even hypomanic, this is just my normal everyday energy level.

Ok, hard to believe that i overcame inertia today and got stuff done. Wow i am happy tonight.

Here is a happy cute picture to keep you all entertained. YEP its my baby puppy when he first came home.
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getting by
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   Posted 5/19/2010 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Bill,

I have a cute puppy too. German shepherd. She is 17 weeks old today. I don't know how to post a photo so I wont be able to. But just wanted to post this.

Hope you all are doing well.

Hugs, Karen
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GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 5/21/2010 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
aww the pup is adorable!!!
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