I'm sorry it took me so long to welcome you to the board. We're glad you found us. It's been a little quiet around here since the holiday.
Congrats on being stabilized. I told my bosses for precisely that reason. I had to miss a few days of work and I didn't want to lie to them, and it turned out they were pretty understanding. It helps that I, like I suppose you are, am very "high functioning." Like you, no one at work knows I'm bipolar except now my bosses and a few friends. When I told my boss, she was very surprised, and pretty supportive. But I waited until I had a reason to call on it: the death of a family member. I told her I was bipolar then, and needed an entire week off for the grieving because of my condition, and she had no problem with that. I ended up being out 10 days. Granted, we work in very different fields. I work in retail, and had no idea what to expect of what knowledge my bosses would have of bipolar. I explained I was bpII, explained the difference, and was prepared to bring in notes from docs, etc. It's been okay so far.
Nice to have you!
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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare