Post Edited (tortoise11) : 7/18/2010 2:14:43 PM (GMT-6)
Welcome lady! I couldn't honestly say how big we are because most people read and aren't active in conversations. I think there are between 20 and 30 people that I recognize and about a dozen that are very active.
If the public forum is too much for you, join us on chat days. Usually there are just 2 or 3 people in the chat room at a time and you can use the private feature so that only one person sees what you write. It helps on those days that are overwhelming!
I hope to see you around. Feel free to start a new topic and introduce yourself, if you like. It's not required, but we like to know who is reading! We like to meet new people and see how we can all support each other!
Hi tortoise!Thanks for the welcome
Your board sound just right for me. I have belonged to a messageboard for over 5 yearsit's small but very active. We talk about a varity of things but I tend to complain and talk about my personal problems too much. I felt I needed to find a place where peopleshared my disorder and could understand how I struggle with my daily life.
When I have more time I will post more about myself. I am actually going out with a friend today, something I rarely do and it always helps me to get out.
I'm a very active poster at my other board so I'm looking forward to talking with your posters and sharing our lives dealing with bipolar disorder.
BTW, I love chatrooms but I have yet figured out how to get into this one, I'll play around with it later.Bye
First a big welcome to lady. Nice to meet you and hope you find some help here, this is a very nice group of decetated people who really take the time to listen and rspond. Plus we know where you are cause chances are we have all been there ourselves and have found the way home.
Ok, lets see. Sat i helped my wife have her first belly dance class. ALl in all it went great and it looks like we are just out 40-80 dollars. So that is close to break even for us. Then i helped get everything cleaned up, went and worked the night shift at the firehouse. GOt off at 7 and went for a 2 hour bike ride thru the hills, in the heat at 9. Felt great and really enjoyed myself.
Now i am running to the store real quick. Just having a nice "down" day which i dont get often.
Ill check in later on the chat.