"Bipolar Rule Numero Uno: When its good its very very good but when its bad its HORRID"
Hi SCRN, First let me welcome you to healing well forum. We are glad to have you.
Second, the hardest thing can be for a caregiver like yourself to get help and deal with a diagnosis. I know this firsthand. I worked in the mental health field for yrs. I have Major Depression, MS, Multiple System Atrophy (dx'ed last week). I have been seeing a counselor and psychiatrist since August and it is the hardest thing I have ever done. I find myself being concerned about what they are writing in my chart as I know it will follow me everywhere for the rest of my life. At first I was very guarded in what I would say to them in fear of this. But I have to get over it and help myself with the depression and terrible feelings that I have everyday.
I don't have BP but felt compelled to answer your post. Someone close to me does have bipolar and has been stable on medication for over 2 years now. It is possible. You being a nurse probably already know this. It sounds like you have a great support system with your husband. Good luck with your new job. Please keep us informed of how you are doing.