Hey JC, I too am a recovering addict with BP and Brain Cancer. I have been very blessed so far with the cancer I had surgery in 02, Gamma Knife Radiation in 08 and 13 and am currently in remission
I have been on Lithium for a couple of years, its the only one that doesn't cause brain swelling, seizures, migraines, fainting, etc....
and yeah I take a lot of meds but I've been stable on Trammadol for a while and i do everything alternative i can, chirpractics, I have spine issues as well, Yoga, meditation, meetings, being grateful my daughter is going to make a grandmother while I'm still here
I am under no illusions that i won't be where you are one day and I hope I can hold it together as well as you have.