I’ve been feeling good lately. In fact, I feel quite good. I feel, dare I say, happy, even. My new meds have been beneficial. Therapy is going well. Diet and exercise are helping. My new treatment plan has been successful thus far. Things are great. I haven’t felt this good in a long, long time. I … Continue reading Feeling Good
“All the old ghosts will let you know just how far, just how far gone you are.” – The Prayer Chain “You and I both know this house is haunted. And you and I both know that the ghost is me.” – Shakey Graves My house is haunted. I am the ghost. My bipolar is … Continue reading My Haunted House
One of the issues with medication for bipolar is that so few of them are what is euphemistically described as being “weight neutral”. After a recent relapse I was prescribed a medication that, along with other side effects can lead to up to 50 pounds of weight gain. That is alarming. I treat my brain health holistically. … Continue reading I’m Hungry
My computer is decorated with innumerable Hulk stickers. I have several Hulk t-shirts. I have a stuffed Hulk on my desk. In the way that many people with bipolar, particularly those of us who are artists, claim Vincent Van Gogh as one of ours, I claim Hulk. Much like Hulk I have a rage issue. This … Continue reading Tom Smash!
Why say anything? That is a question I often ask myself. Why even mention bipolar at all? Why put myself out there? It is, after all, a risky thing to be “out”. Stigma is real. Interpersonally sharing my experiences living with bipolar makes me feel vulnerable. If you have a relationship with someone it is … Continue reading Why Say Anything?