Bipolar r us

NOTE: Not looking for sympathy.

There are many bloggers sharing their journey through this life as someone dealing with Bipolar disorder. Because I find it encouraging that other people have the continuing courage to share their experience, I’ve decided to add my voice tonight.

I’ve been a diagnosed bipolar 2 plus Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) since 2000. However, I’m sure I’ve been bipolar since I was twelve or thirteen. It was a surprise to me in 2000 that other people didn’t think the way I thought about things. Weird.

I’ve been very fortunate on a number of fronts. My family is very supportive. Some are sure i’ll be cured one day. I’m already cured! Well, the cure comes and goes. teehee (a little bp humor there). I’ve had great medical support. Now, the first five years, crying brought tears to my eyes. Literally. Lithium, it’s salty. It builds up. I remember very little from those first five years. One word. Side effects. Ok, two words. I was just messing with you.

But, my employer was AWESOME! They hung in there with me through my first and second medical leaves. They benefit, too. I am pretty creative. Well, enough rambling.

Just remember, bipolar’s are people too. We aren’t contagious. And, just because I am bipolar doesn’t mean I have any idea what another bp person is dealing with at the moment. While i understand the general struggle, hut it’s different for everyone. I don’t want in their head, and they don’t want in mine.

Seriously. Being bipolar is a huge challenge. Stop by a bipolar person’s blog and give them an Internet hug. ❤

7 comments
  1. thenerdyscribe said:

    I salute you sir! Mental illnesses are not easy. So glad you posted this. My parents make me take down any posts I have about me being schizophrenic. Glad to hear you have people who support you! and I also send a huge Internet hug!

    • tyroper said:

      Thank you! Remember, it’s just a diagnosis and not the final “who you are”. And It’s good you honor your parents. They are right. I’m older and am well established. Unfortunately these diagnoses carry a stigma. For instance, because they know my condition it is likely i will never get another promotion, but I’m good. You’ll be good too. All the best to you. Keep writing!

      • thenerdyscribe said:

        Thank you, I will most definitely keep writing! 🙂

  2. rawencounterswithestella said:

    Bravo. Job well done for being so very brave. Sending ya an Internet *hug*. 🙂

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