Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Things I HATE about having bipolar:
When I get justifiably angry and the
Sitting in my psychiatrist’s office worried that she’s evaluating my body language, or if there’s some deep psychological reason that I chose one chair over another.
People have pre-conceived ideas of what bipolar is and isn’t. I’m not crazy; there are times that I just tend to experience life in Technicolor.
I used to have those same pre-conceived ideas.
Sometimes people tend to tip-toe around me like they think I’m going to go all Norman Bates on them.
I’ve been reading a lot of bipolar blogs lately. I hate how people let it define them, how they let it swallow them up. They become bipolar, not someone with bipolar.
Being on meds has REALLY put a damper on my shopping!
Looking at my watch and thinking “Was that an impulsive bipolar purchase or did I REALLY need a Rolex?” Right now I’m leaning toward needing it.
I hate knowing that it’s genetic and that two of my kids have it.
I hate the look in my kids’ eyes when they sense that there’s a low around the corner.
What I LOVE about having bipolar:
My life has never been boring.
Being diagnosed explains A LOT!
People think that I just may go all Norman Bates on them.
I do tend to experience the world in Technicolor sometimes, and hi-def!
People with bipolar disorder tend to be adventurous. I’m thinking Harley here!
Creativity. One study found that as many as 60% of people with bipolar are writers.
Sometimes it’s nice to just stay in bed and watch movies and no one questions me about it.
I have a closet full of really great clothes and shoes. Did I mention that shopping is a “perk” of bipolar?
Courage! Wait a minute. Is that why I have eight kids, three dogs, three cats and a husband?
If I didn’t have the lows I could never know how great good can be.