update for start of week 3

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/23/2007 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well tomorrow will be the start of week 3. My fiance' is taking all of her meds. She is on depakote and zyprexa. Her attitude is way better, calm, and she realizes what she has to do to get out of the hospital. She is still delusional though. Will these ever go away? I am  going back to work tomorrow, which will help keep my mind from wandering. I have been off for the last 2 weeks. Then I will go to the hospital right after work to visit before I go home. The days go by so slow because the not knowing what tomorrow will bring with her actions and moods. I am looking forward to her return home. I am really making sure that the doctors keep her until the delusions are gone. They are suppose to tranfer from the west wing to the east. Which is more one on one therapy and allot calmer for her. Right now she is in the same environment of people with allot more issues then what she has. And I know that allot of them are really getting on her nerves. Which finally is a good thing, because when she 1st got admitted she thought that they were all her best friends.  So right now I am taking it day by day and trying to maintain a normal life of my own with all the close friends and family. And I am very thankful for all who write and respond on this site. It really makes life a little easier when you kinda have a clue of what to expect and look out for. :-)

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   Posted 9/23/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi hawaiian,

You are doing all of the right things.  I was glad to read your post tonight.  I think it's important that you are with close friends and family right now.  And it sounds like your fiance is progressing, really.  With bipolar anything can happen, so I will keep you and her in my thoughts.  I will think good thoughts for her, and hope she continues to stabilize.  That is the whole goal of all of this. 

I also think it's a good idea for her to stay in the hospital as long as she needs to; and hopefully her delusions will go away with her medication starting to work.

This whole thing is so hard, I know.  It takes a lot of time.  I just hope the best for both of you.  I hope she is ready to come home sooner than later, and when she does come home she has all the professional supports in place.  That's going to be essential.  And she has your love and support, and I am sure she is greatful for that. 

I hope this week brings more progress.  Keep us posted and take care.

Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
.5mg Clonazepam, 50mg Trazodone
--Currently not on meds for bp--

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   Posted 9/23/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
  Hey hawaiian,
I am so glad that you posted an update for us. I was reading the posts all along as you were entering them and I was really concerned how things were going with you and you fiance'.
I'm glad to hear she is in a better place. Sounds like she is getting the proper care she needs right now. With being transfered to the new wing and getting more one on one support/therapy is a very good thing.
Continue to encourage her through her journey. Remind her often that you are there for her and how proud you are for the steps she is taking towards wellness.
Get as much education as you can about bi-polar illness. This will help you understand somewhat of what it is like for her to be living with this illness. Also continue to be part of her support team with her doctor's and therapists so you can learn how to best support her.
A good book to read for help for you and her is:
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
by: David J. Miklowitz, PhD.
And also as important... is for you to take good care of yourself!  This has been very stressful for you too and probably will continue to be for a long time. Seek help for yourself early by possibly joining in on support group for yourself of even if you can get therapy for yourself. Stay in close contact with her current support team, her family/friends.
I'm really glad to hear that things seem to be  moving in the right direction. Continue to keep us posted.
Crohns Disease-Remicade since 1999, Methotrexate
Fibromyalgia & Arthritis
Bipolar & Panic/Anxiety-Trileptal, Xanax, Trazadone, Wellbutrin

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   Posted 9/23/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm glad to hear from you too, hawaiian. I'm glad to hear she's getting better. I do believe the delusions will improve with time, although of course I'm not a doctor. It's nice that you're so devoted to her. She's a lucky girl. I hope she figures it out.

It's also good to hear you're taking care of yourself. That's really crucial. You could easily drive yourself crazy. But you're making plans.

Ask me about my Bipolar Disorder!

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