Hi hopeful one, I hope you have enjoyed making friends here - I know I have. I like the positively focussed groups myself too. I'm not bagging support groups, they have their place; I just enjoy "getting out of my crap", rather than "getting into my crap" with other people. (I whinge enough here, to feel fully purged! lol). I am enjoying my weekly walking group and I went back to aqua aerobics yesty and went out for social coffee after (standard practice :) ). I haven't got involved in a hobby group yet, but my community worker is trying to get me tapped into a local art group, so I have a bit of creativity in my life. Last Friday night I watched Jim Carey's "Yes Man" and it actually made an impact on me. Yesterday a woman I didn't really know, invited me into her home, sat me down, gave me a mandarin and glass of water, stuck a karaoke mic in front of my face and instructed me to sing. We belted out a few good tunes and I really enjoyed myself :). I told someone in the walking group about
my bipolar dx today. It was only my third week, so I don't have an emotional investment in these people yet, so I figured it was a safe place to try out some disclosure. I was still welcomed. (It turns out the lady only had extreme, unmedicated bipolars in her family and I did feel the need to point out, that no, I don't stab people in the eye with car keys - not usually anyway
). Have I mentioned I love Seroquel? I've never felt this stable in my life. I know there will be fluctuations - but even with fluctuations, I still feel I can get a hang of this being medicated stuff! I liiiiiiike it...
I'm really enjoying the people in this community here too. Thanks guys.