Oh you all make me feel so loved I could just burst!!! I could smile for days! thanks for the love, love, and more love.
The additional topamax is helping in the morning, I can already feel a bit more calm as the day starts. It will be interesting to see what happens as the dose increases. What I really found interesting is that pdoc said, in her experience (30 + yrs), topamax is much better for anxiety than as a mood stabilizer and that she is surprised that the pdoc at Laurelwood "went" toward bp for me.....but we shall see.
Michael is starting his outpatient program at another center closer to our side of town on Monday. On his last day yesterday, his therapist told him that he had a gift for helping others in the group and it was something he had not seen in many people before. So far he seems to have embraced the disorder and the bp/dx family who share his pain. I could actually hear his smile on the phone when he spoke of his dual group and the leader. The seroquel is making him tired, but he is still on it. His dad and I are a bit nervous about
this weekend.....his dad is going out of town and Michael doesn't have the boys....it will be a lot of alone time for someone who doesn't usually do well alone.
He and his therapist have talked at length about
his last time in AA and how much he enjoyed the comradery and how much strength and support he drew from the group.....I hope he uses all of his resources available to him....and doesn't have a slip.....but that is his journey, not mine......
thanks, again, for the love and support.
Oh......my sleep study is finally scheduled for this thursday night! Finally, we can confirm all of the crazy sleep apnea issues and what my nightly needs are!