Archives for January, 2012

General

Making A Major Financial Decision – I Just Can’t Do It!

My illness has destroyed my family financially, for years. It's not big secret that being bipolar has major financial consequences when left untreated. Our case is no different. Recovering has been hard but not an impossible task.

About 3 years ago we opened a business  (which was because of me) and I ran it well, but the economy squashed it. We were only open for about 6 months before we had...
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General

Hypo-Mania Coming On? I Hope Not

I am calm, relaxed, and happy. I am content with the way things are and satisfied with how I feel. Being so calm and relaxed, it is a sign of something coming - according to my psychiatrist.

I saw my doc today, she is concerned and voiced her concern very discreetly, the way she does. We were talking about the calm after this storm I've been in. How it feels really good to finally feel...
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General

Feeling Good! 3.5 Weeks Post-Op

Well, I must say the past 3 weeks have been like living in an ongoing nightmare. Dealing with pain and trying to take pain medication as little as possible, while still trying to be a mother and a wife has been quite difficult. It's been like, well, like a nightmare.

I think I finally woke up! I can sleep on my side again which means a full night of rest for me. I...
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General

Non-Drivin’ People Turn Me Into A Nut!

Over the past few days I have driven a total of 18 hours. That is a lot of driving, and being on the road with a bunch of non-drivin' people has really worn me thin. I need an ativan.

Truck drivers scare the bejeebers out of me. When I first started driving I was almost squashed between two tractor trailers. That has left me terrified of them - especially when they start weaving. Oh...
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Family

I Just Want My Life Back – 2 Weeks Post Op

Recovery from such a major surgery has not been easy. I had my follow up this past Monday and things look of.

I am having some problems with healing, it hurts and it's yucky. It's crazy they talk about risks, but they don't mention how gross and painful it can be! I'm hanging in there though, as best as I can.

The depression has gotten much better, I am able to do a little...
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Depression

On The Road To Post-Op Recovery, Depression Hits

I am 5 days post-op. This has been a very rough surgery and recovery for me, harder than any other procedure. Now the depression has settled and I seem to burst into tears at any given moment - completely unprovoked.

I had a full tummy tuck with extensive muscle repair on December 28th. I have had severe problems with pain due to some muscle tears, looseness, and severe abdominal weakness. It contributed to...
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