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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/24/2010 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I hate the fact that people think they need to fix me all the time.  I am not broken.  I have bipolar.  I have found that since I have owned my illness I am more in control.  I take my meds.  I don't always agree with the doctors and I fight for what I need to feel better.  After all who knows better than me what I am going through. Its taken me 20 years to get to this point.   When I am having a "moment" when I am either up or down I  find that instead of fighting it I accept that its going to be a bad day and I have put in place things that help me deal with it.  I have become selfish in that I will not allow anyone to put me in positions where I feel uncomfortable and I have booted out all people who don't add value to my life and dont accept me as I am.  Its empowering to just not accept everyone elses poop.  I think we have enough poop of our own without having to deal with everyone else's.  Its hard enough to get through a day sometimes without having some people make it harder. 
I know that in that moment when it feels like its all going too fast or when I cant face the world, this too shall pass, and it does.  Never let anyone tell you what you should be or how you should act of feel.   
Like I said I am not broken!

happy bill
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1132
   Posted 5/24/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   


 AMEN and Testify. Thats what i'm talking about.

   I am exactly as god intended me to be, so what if i need a little help to get thru a day (Thank you respirdal) smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin    Heck i do believe that i am blessed to carry this disorder, even the parts of it that are not so good.

   Keep posting and keep up the good attitude. We all here can use a shot of happiness any chance we get. (Even me) yeah yeah yeah yeah



   "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"
   "It isn't my fault that i am BiPolar, It is my responsibility how i treat it so that i don't hurt others or myself."  Happy Bill
   Meds. Respirdal  0.5 a day, more if needed.

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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 255
   Posted 5/24/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
That's inspiring....I often feel like I'm broken, somehow pieced together by whatever strength I somehow possess. It's all I have to keep moving forward sometimes. I know how love it is my greatest strength and thru it, I know there are great things I am capable of.... It is my light in the dark. I'm new to the bipolar diagnosis, but not the ups and downs that come with it. I hope someday to know the peace you do.
Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.

Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
meds: pristq, lamotrigine, ambien cr, Xanax

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