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Topic: This bipolar life

  1. quirkywords
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    27 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    Velvet, I am agreat believer in volunteering and it has helped me find a routine. Sometimes people are unsure how to treat volunteers.

    Your work does not so a place that would improve ones health both physical and mental. I hope you are ok.

    Big wave to all today and hope everyone is as well as they can be.

  2. velvetfaerie
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    27 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Volunteers are a blessing. When I was a paid employee of an organisation who relied heavily on volunteers.... I was always greatful and appreciative of their help. That was a looooong time ago now.

    Na. No one here is doing well. I feel I'm doing better because of the medication I've been on for a few months now. Doesn't make me blind or stupid though.

    I really hate these managers who diddle rules and laws to suit their own personal agendas. Selfish and self serving. I've challenged her a few times over the years on it. I feel sorry for her partner who also works here. He's a great guy. He does as he's told by her.

    Hope everyone is cruising along ok. Society is wierd.

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    27 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    I think i am a poor judge of character as sometimes people I feel are very honest are not and people I feel are fake are not and are open.

    Does anyone else do that or just me.?

  4. Lisa611
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    29 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Hi All...Quirky I think it's easy to misjudge someone's character. People only present the side they want you to see. It's only after spending alot of time with someone do you truly see their real colours. It's impossible to keep up a facade 24/7.

    I've been back at work on site full time now. It's been really busy. There's about 6 weeks to go till the end of the year! I've been going well. I still haven't decided to tell my principal about having bipolar. I'll wait to see if she gets the job permanently first. My daughter's hens night is coming up in November. I think I'm going to be the eldest there!!! It should be fun. I've stopped going to the GROW meetings. It just wasn't my scene. The meetings were too structured and reminded me of church. I gave it a good go though.

    I hope everyone is well and travelling along ok.

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    29 October 2021 in reply to Lisa611

    Lisa,

    thanks for the update.

    Groups can depend on the leader and individuals.

    I have never been to a group .

    I suppose this is the closest I have been to a support group.

  6. velvetfaerie
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    29 October 2021 in reply to Lisa611

    Hey Lisa...... true colours are definitely seen that way, and by sitting back and observing. I've been doing that a lot lately.

    I think anyone who's a teacher is brave. Sounds mental!

    I'm chugging along. It's been super hectic at work all week and I'm super tired.

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    29 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie
    I used to work with students with special needs and it was tiring. I really admire high school teachers.
    Velvet I like that term hugging along, aI sometimes say muddling along, but chugging is a nice image.
  8. Airies
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    30 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Another admirer of teachers, My son still keeps in touch with one of his former teachers which is nice to see.
    yay it’s refreshing to walk around outdoors mask free. Trees and debris everywhere due to freakish winds.

    Lisa, I’ve been to a few groups . The facilitator either makes it or breaks it. I’ve got to a point where it was information overload as some of it was pretty heavy going.

    Will be doing a PTSD program in the New Year and hopefully put my bad dreams to bed .Looking forward to the future which is something I haven’t been for a long time.

  9. velvetfaerie
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    30 October 2021 in reply to Airies

    I've a few friends who are school teachers and teaching assistants. Trainers and assessors too.

    They're all pretty amazing.

  10. quirkywords
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    30 October 2021 in reply to Airies

    Aries and everyone have you heard of mindspot online program for ptsd.

    I agree a facilitator is the keyboard self help group.

  11. asdff
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    30 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    hi all,

    I saw the physiatrist during the week. He suggested upping my meds. So we are going to do that and monitor my moods.

    Hooray for Lisa being back face to face teacher. Huge high 5’s for being a teacher. At the moment it would be an air 5, no touching.

    Airies, good on you for trying to tame the PTSD beast. All of our issues are a beast and forever untameable. How about manageable? With assistance.

    Hi Quirky, Velvet and everyone else.

  12. asdff
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    30 October 2021 in reply to asdff
    Wow, so much anger. The neighbours had a party into the early hours of the morning. I went out for two hours with friends today. I asked my family to do three very minor things. I came home. They aren’t there. They have gone to the massive new shopping centre in our area. Okay. 1.5 of things not done. Teen daughter has a maths assignment due Monday. She is going out tomorrow. I asked is that the best use of time? Going to the shops? My husband was out last night. I am meant to take b1 and b2 out trick or treating tomorrow afternoon. Yep, I lost it at them all.
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    30 October 2021 in reply to asdff

    Asdff are you ok about having your medications increased, I suppose it will be very gradual.

    I can understand why you were annoyed with your family.

    Assignments are tricky I was too involved, with one child I would either nag too much or end up helping. I do not envy you.

    I hope your weekend gets better.

    A big hello to everyone. How are people feeling being out of lockdown for those who were in it.

  14. asdff
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    30 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Teen child with assignment delayed all day. Her dad got angry at her. I got angry at her. She cried and was angry. I think it’s being done now. She doesn’t have any electronics to distract her. Her poor sensitive brother cried wondering why she was crying. My word it has been a day and not a good one. Re: medication. Anything to feel better. I still feel rubbish. So psychiatrist is trying to help with that. As we all know now, it will be around 4-5 weeks til I start to feel the effects.
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    31 October 2021 in reply to asdff
    Asdff I hope today was better than yesterday.
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    1 November 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Happy Month everyone .

    I have met my new grandchild for first time and she is several months old.

    I was so happy I cried.
    Anyone have any happy news to share as well as things that are not going to well.

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  17. asdff
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    1 November 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Hooray Quirky. We love babies in this house. Before they can talk back. Ha ha. Good news….. the kids enjoyed Trick or Treating. Mum could do with a rest.
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    2 November 2021 in reply to asdff

    Asdff

    thanks I am glad your children enjoyed trick or treating.I hope you manage a rest or some new time soon.
    Aries, Lisa, Velvet how are you all. .?

    A big wave to everyone reading .
    I read it was a public holiday in Victoria today I was curious for a minute as to what public holiday would be in November. I suppose I am in a different state and and a different state of mind!!

    During lockdown did not have much social interaction outside my home so seeing fami,y is great but tiring.
    does anyone else find mornings difficult .?

  19. Lisa611
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    2 November 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Hi All,

    Quirky I wake up early between 5-6am every morning. It takes me a while to get going. I like to take my time. I leave home at 7.15 to get to work by 8. On the weekend I like lazy mornings where I can just sit until I feel motivated to move. I don't wake up grumpy. I'm seeing my psych on Thursday. I hope everyone is having a good start to the week.

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    2 November 2021 in reply to Lisa611

    Lisa

    if I have a disturbing dream I have those intense emotions when I wake up and can be hours before I feel ok.

    5 to 6 am rather you than me!!!
    Hello everyone .

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  21. asdff
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    2 November 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Quirky, I feel uneasy after bad dreams. I told psychiatrist last week about my night terrors.
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    3 November 2021 in reply to asdff
    My dreams are more disturbing emotions.
    I used to write them down if I could remember but now I don’t as it stresses me.
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    4 November 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Is it rising and pouring here hours from a home. As. Gran I have learnt I know little about modern child rearing but am willing to learn.

    what practices have others found have changed over the years , not technology but more ways of doing things that have changed. Like at school we had repen through our work now full of stickers and praise.

  24. velvetfaerie
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    4 November 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Been so busy. The last 2 weeks I've done 12-16k steps every single day. I'm a bit tired. Fried. Feel bad this week has been gym fail for the last 3 days. Between work and house work I'm flat out daily for 12hrs a day.

    Lisa I'm up at going by 5am. Mostly due to my body clock and the rowdy birds outside. Then I get into work a bit earlier too.

    Dreams. I had a wierd one this last week but it didn't leave a lasting affect the way they used to. Maybe because I'm too tired to care? Haha.

    Glad you met the bubba Quirky. Babies terrify me!!! No idea why. Defective female I guess ahhaa.

    Hope you're all ok.

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    4 November 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    velvet that’s a load of steps.When babies cry I feel sad .

    my daughter sings and talk to her baby all day .

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  26. velvetfaerie
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    4 November 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    It's madness. I am barely seeing the gym any more than 3 times a week at the moment. I feel super guilty about it too.

    But I can't burn myself out again and again and again.

    I think toddlers are fun. It's when the sass and exploration starts. Hehe.

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    4 November 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    I play lots of word games with my 3 .5 year old grand child.

    we were read my grandmother is not a goannA , and we ok turns in say my grandmother is not a ———- and my grand daughter is not a ———. So much fun.

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    5 November 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    What is everyone doing on the weekend.?

    I am wondering if a loved one says something and you feel is critical do you feel more upset than if a stranger said it. .?

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  29. Airies
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    6 November 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Hi folks, getting ready for a short getaway and trying to fast most days.Looks like a wet getaway but grateful to get away

  30. asdff
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    6 November 2021 in reply to Airies

    Quirky, there was a newborn crying in the supermarket today. At the checkouts, I wanted to reach into the pram and cuddle it. It makes me very uncomfortable to hear babies crying. I feel they cry for a reason, go and help this little soul. After what felt like ten minutes, Mum reached in and got the bubba out. What a cutie. I love them when they are small. Toddlers are like teens, they talk back. Boy oh boy, my Teen girl can talk back. She could Captain of the Debating Team.

    As for how I am feeling, rubbish. Like a dull thudding headache constantly. Nauseous. Husband and Teen Demon, I mean daughter have a sore throat. My throat isn’t sore. I need to vacuum but no sure that is the best idea.

    Velvet, that amount of steps means you don’t need to go to the gym. I am good with giving advice, not taking it! Lol

    Airies, enjoy your getaway. Quirky, enjoy the grandchildren.

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