Post Edited (Twiggygal) : 10/13/2006 10:17:02 PM (GMT-6)
You hang on in there hun -- (((Chelle))) -- I'm so sorry there are delays and complications, but you know what: it *will* pass. Weekends, ya know, they can go pretty quickly if you make sure you have lots to do!!
So I have thought of something *really* positive you could do. :) -- Start compiling a folder for information you find out about bipolar -- in case this *is* what you have. -- You can look at some websites and write up information or print it off -- and finding out some more stuff should help take the terror out of it (and it's really *not* a life-sentence!!). Maybe have sections in your folder for sources of help, books that might be worth reading, information on the criteria for different types of bp, information on depressions, information on manias, stuff to do with managing sleep and eating patterns, mood charts, and (very important) information on the *positive* points that come up about bp (the talent it is very often associated with).
Some websites that might help start you off might be:
This one -- check out the resources pages.
McMann's Depression and Bipolar Web: http://www.mcmanweb.com/
Web sites with mood charts: try a Google search -- or just have a look at this one -- http://www.healthyplace.com/communities/bipolar/mood_chart.asp
There are lists of interesting and informative pages on: http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.bipolar.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html and http://www.pendulum.org/
Internet Mental Health: http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-md02.html
I think you could really use this time helpfully as your own preparation for when you *do* get that appointment!!! :)
Love to you,
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************