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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 1/27/2007 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
It is so good to be here. I will tell you a little about myself. I am a 37 year old female who found out that I had BP2 about 1.5 ago. My dad got sick and it brought on a bad episode. I quess I had it all along and that just brought it out. I've always had OCD, depression, and aniexty disorder. This bp stuff is a whole different deal. A whole new ball game. I never thought that in my 30's that i would feel that i would not be able to write a check. I also never thought i would have to be put in the hospital for a whole week ( and not the regular hospital at that). Now, i have had the great idea of trying to go to grad school and none of the questions make any sense. I never thought that i would be someone who would have to live on disability, but it looks like I am going to have to apply. Work doesn't make sense to me anymore and I can't follow instructions like I used anymore. Right now I sit down at a job for 16 hours a week and answer a phone for this organization and I could throw the phone across the wall with the stupid questions the people call and ask. I can't take it any more. My meds are not work right and good.

Thanks for listening

Can't Spell Hope Everyone cane read this

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1123
   Posted 1/28/2007 2:32 AM (GMT -7)   
welcome to hw and to this forum.  we are a big (dysfunctional) family.  while you're here you can rant and rave, share your good and bad experiences, cry,  or help someone else.
the're not "misspellings:"  the're typos and computer errors.  yeah    didn't you take the computer course in reading almost anything?  lol
one of the most hurtful symptoms of bp is "grandiosity."  one example from my own experience is from last summer.  i have chronic debilitating back pain and have just been prescribed morphene for the pain.  last summer the riding lawn mower wasn't working and i decided that i could cut the grass with a regular power mower.  i think i did three swipes.  i couldn't move for two days.  :-)    don't beat yourself up for having big ideas that you can't possibly fulfill.  it's part of the disease.
i haven't been able to work since 1990 when i fell down a flight of stairs and hurt my back.  i still mourn the loss.  i will be 61 yrs old on the 29th and there's one thing that i have learned during this journey:  we always do what we have to do in this life.  i have hdd to do things in this life that i never drempt i would ever have to do.  ego and propriety go out the window.  survival mode is difficult and hurtful.  but it will carry you to the other end.
hope this helps.
That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
Some day you'll learn that a good bm is better than sex.
Insanity is defined as doing the same actions over and over again and expecting a different outcome.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 657
   Posted 1/28/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to Healing Well Penney :-)

I think when you get thrown in the deep end it's all a bit overwhelming , but in time you will learn about the new you and will be able to start swimming with the tide..........hey I bet you'll be surfing those waves in no time yeah

Just remember - never give up , we are here to help you , listen to you , and cheer you on.

Look after yourself and keep posting ,

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   Posted 1/31/2007 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Penney, looks like you've gotten lots of good advice here.. hang in there and keep us posted.. how are you?
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