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Topic: This bipolar life

  1. wail
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    21 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    Your not worthless V and you seem to have more than one super power like extra knowledge.

    I don't know where we lost the good will and team spirit that previous generations had, at least you do your bit.

    And that counts a lot on the unseen astral plane.

  2. velvetfaerie
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    21 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Can the unseen astral plane give me a back massage? Haha. I'm so sore and tired from hard work this week.

  3. asdff
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    21 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Hello, I love how the media uses our disease to their advantage. I.e. it makes a good story. I could write about other people but my brain doesn’t want to. It just wants some to say okay. It’s okay.

    I had dentist visit today. Of course over thinking brain is activated while in the chair. In my mind I was humming incy wincy spider. Ha ha. It’s funny. I was trying to calm myself down and a nursery rhyme came into my head. It distracted me. Job done.

    Velvet, got to love female hormones. I used to think this bipolar or unipolar which ever one it is, was PMS. Nope, it’s more than that.

  4. quirkywords
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    21 October 2021 in reply to Airies

    Aries , according to google the ex cricketer spoke about his bipolar in 2005and in 2017.
    I often feel famous people must find it hard when they have a mental illness they are constantly under pressure to be interviewed and photographed.

    Velvet I have decided finally relationships are not my strength.

    Re definitions I like when it was called manic depression and wonder why they changed it.

  5. wail
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    21 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    I think one day they will change back to the term manic depression- this bipolar name is just a trend.

    Yesterday after my first vacc I became elevated for 7 hours, my body was all revved up. Then after tea I started to flop. Someone at home has bought a different coffee and it is nasty. I don't eat at breakfast so my coffee is important.

    Telling Asdff's brain that it is okay just keep doing your next task and you will be fine. Cheers

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  6. wail
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    22 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Greetings again, my husband has been low all week but for the last three days he has started projecting. So I wave the white flag to tell him about this obvious pattern. Now he can argue but he can fight the facts. He's gone swimming which is a good sign.

    I know what it is, we have 4 full length mirrored doors in our bedroom, yucko and after we married I moved in and wanted them covered. It was actually our first marital spat, so I ordered a designer glass film and I covered the mirrors and it looked great for years. Eventually the glass film aged and so I removed it and we have full mirrors again. My husbands' 54yr old reflection is depressing him, it is conflicting with his own self image. I don't like it either but I just think, this reflection is what my mother would have looked like if she had lived and it is kinda comforting. I have ordered new glass film and I put express on the postage. Cheers

  7. asdff
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    22 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Wail swimming or any form of exercise is good for us. Especially us highly strung ones. Here is the important part in my Bipolar journey, I will get ups but it’s in the form of more energy. Not mood. I will have more energy to exercise hard, longer at the gym or out on the bike. Before diagnosis it was out running. I would run for ages. Even when my body was sore. Run Forest run!!!

    Wail as for You not Kiki the mirrors. I feel you. We have mirrored robes and I hate them. I don’t get dressed in front of them. I don’t even look at myself when brushing my teeth or washing hands in the bathroom.

  8. quirkywords
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    22 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Wail
    As a child I lived in a house with many mirrors.

    Now as I get older I avoid mirrors especially full length. I am ok with my body image I just do not need to see a full length image from different angles every day.

  9. Airies
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    22 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Wail, Any exercise is good. I loved running.Like Asdff I’d run for hours. My body doesn’t allow it these days. I look at myself in the mirror, another tick for not liking what I see when brushing my teeth.
    I’ve been eating so much crap lately today no breakfast, no lunch and trying really trying to have a small serve for dinner. Day 1.
    Our internet keeps dropping out constantly. A week before someone can look at it.

    What did we do before the internet …….

  10. quirkywords
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    22 October 2021 in reply to Airies

    Aries

    we read, we spoke, we played games, we rand friends and we wrote letters before internet.

  11. velvetfaerie
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    23 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Been wondering what it's like to be included in things. Had a staff lunch yesterday and I spent the time pretty much alone and quiet watching the others.

    Been watching friends things on social media.

    Been contacted by friends for help and a shoulder and stuff. Never for a social invite.

    I'm partly depressed and also a bit liberated. Really hard to explain. Not surprised but questioning my worth. Feeling used. Hurt. Liberated because I see them and I'm wondering just how self absorbed they are? They are all about being inclusive and open. I guess that's only when it suits agendas.

    I'm off to the gym then taking doggo to vet for routine bloods as per policy. Disappointed that my friend has said she's telling the coordinator I binned all about what the go is and including photos of my home without my consent.

    I think I'll just keep this guy and be done with the organisation.

  12. wail
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    23 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    Asdff and Aries I have never ran for exercise but I admire those who can or who have it must feel amazing to cut through the air using your own two legs. I have tried but my body does not respond well to running.

    I've taken to greeting my refection as I can't avoid it when I get out of bed, crazy maybe but it is also fun. I said Hello Princess, and then laughed all the way down the hall at my own mockery.

    Velvet I to stay on the outside of groups mainly because I find social etiquette mostly Baloney. It rubs me up so I keep clear. Most of my interactions are need based, I like people who shoot straight- like you do.

  13. velvetfaerie
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    23 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Fake people are the norm. Fake people don't like real people. They find it offensive. Well I'm happy being me. I have never once conformed to expectations and I won't start. It's worked fine for me so far.

    Oh the sun is beautiful today. Once I'm done with the adulting I'm out there in it!!!!

  14. quirkywords
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    23 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    I have never felt included Velvet , I often feel the odd one out.

    I wonder do others feel like this too.

    I think if we have. Even excluded we go out of a way to welcome others and make them feel included.m

  15. velvetfaerie
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    23 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Very true and spot on words Quirky. I agree whole heartedly.

    The doggo trip to the vet was a circus. Lucky I'm experienced. Oh boy bes a handful. And the clinic was very badly organised. Terrible. But we got there In the end and it took 4 of us to get bloods from the dude.

  16. wail
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    23 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie
    Poor doggo he's not gonna be easy to take back to the vets in the future, what a fluff up. Yesterday I had a not well day, unsure if it was the vacc or just general stress. Still waiting to see how I feel today...
  17. velvetfaerie
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    23 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Na. He's had bad experiences there lots by the looks. Can desensitise train him but it will take a very long time. Lots of effort. Time.

    Fluff up. So much fluff. The inside of my car needed a wax there was so much fluff.

  18. quirkywords
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    23 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Wail

    I hope you have a better day today.

    In the past I would have one day not so good then the next ok .

    I used to think what it would be like to not worry how I would feel the next day. I know there are people like that.

  19. velvetfaerie
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    23 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Whoops. Sorry to hear you had a bad day wail. Let's hope today is better.

    I have to go and once again deal with the pharmacy. They've lost one script. They have another wrong regarding remaining doses and then told me to change the remaining number myself. Pretty sure that's illegal with this class.

    If they don't fix things or have a good explanation I'll get my Psych to call them +/- report them to the pharmacist board. It's really a poor effort when they can't count, lose scripts and fail to follow Dr instruction.

  20. Airies
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    24 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    That doesn’t sound good V.Luckily mine have finally got things right. They are all under the pump and vaccines to boot. I only go in once a fortnight which is enough and pay the extra for Webster packs which has been a godsend.

    Cant wait for warmer weather. Typically Spring but so much rain. Trying a radical diet OMAD , basically one meal a day and even then a small serve. Only day 2 lol. My stomachs rumbling…

  21. asdff
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    24 October 2021 in reply to Airies

    Oh Velvet that sounds like a cluster f&ck. I love that phrase, I hope they get their act together. Today it’s a raging day. I am outside trying to calm the beast. You know when you feel like you are chasing your tail? Doing things but not achieving things? That is me. Today and in general.

    Wail, I hope you are feeling better today. You have had a rough couple of weeks. Airies, we actually got good weather today. All the beach goers were out this morning. I exercise indoors, I just saw them as I was leaving the gym.

  22. velvetfaerie
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    24 October 2021 in reply to Airies

    All sorted. The staff know me and we sorted it. One particular young guy is very good to me. He said it's silly and makes no mathematical sense! I'm like RIGHT!?!.!

    Lots of businesses are under the pump. I thought people were broke? Na. Everyone is here spending their money in this country. Businesses are generally making money hand over fist. Many businesses can't get staff. Why? They want all the experience and pieces of paper and pay minimum wage. Gotta be fair!! Covid is an excuse in many cases. (Note, I'm sure many businesses aren't doing so great but I struggle to think of any beyond hospitality. Even then many have adapted). *blank look of ignorance*

    Anyway I have digressed hahaha.

    Warm and sunny here. I even got a little colour yesterday! Rain tomorrow though.

    I didn't gym today. I walked the mutt this morning when it was cooler. He's not very heat tolerant. He's a potato. Same colour!

    Couch and doccos today for a while. Amazing how I now can slow down and rest and not be hectic hyper constantly.

    Feels odd. I told all the people I know who are "normal" how boring they are. Haha.

  23. wail
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    24 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    Mid morning and in company I had a massive case of the bipolar splits, oh yes I went too far and I blinded my company. Only compensation was the audience all have bipolar, my outburst was like 40 minutes and I could see myself having the crazies but I just couldn't stop it.

    So it turns out Thursday and Friday I drank so much water to wash the vacc through my system and this may have lowered my medication values. That was the groups first meet up in months and I wish the pork chop didn't have to be me. I balanced the meds again at home and everything is better except the shame that goes with outbursts.

    V. I am glad your meds are sorted. Aries this diet sounds interesting, I have been told fasting sharpens the mind. Quirky I really hope tomorrow is a fair day for us both. Asdff good to see you plugging away and staying healthy. To others, The best of healers is good cheer.

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  24. quirkywords
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    24 October 2021 in reply to wail

    Wail,

    the audience would have been so supportive and understanding .
    There is no shame in being human.

    Velvet I am glad things worked out for you.

  25. asdff
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    24 October 2021 in reply to wail
    Oh Wail. I want to hug you. We all get a bit ranty. Even those without bipolar.
  26. quirkywords
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    24 October 2021 in reply to asdff
    i think I am queen of the rambling narrative which is a type of literary style . It is a polite way of saying I never get to the point of a story.
  27. wail
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    25 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    I am to not to attend the next two bipolar group meets this is group policy- to let the dust settle. Hopefully we can all forget my outrage.

    Last night my husband got nasty drunk because he has a GP visit today and his sugars and cholesterol are questionable. What a inconsiderate boob of a man he is and now he is hungover.

    I had my nose straightened this morning, as the DR examined me the nurse rushed in with my file and put it before the DR with her pointer finger on something. The DR ignored her so she whispered near his ear 'patient has bipolar'. DR said thank you, I will not be needing assistance. As he cracked and then packed my big nose, he said 'That nurses anxiety condition does not bother me at all'. Then he continued my treatment and I found him to be such a terrific human. Awesome calm and informed DR s' are like striking gold. He made me feel that bipolar is an acceptable condition, echo an acceptable condition. Cheers

  28. velvetfaerie
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    25 October 2021 in reply to wail

    If they run blood tests on him they should be interesting Wail. Might show increased liver enzymes too ahhaha.

    Hope the nose is ok. Gotta love judgemental people. She should know better!!!!!

    I'm sure the bipolar meet people will understand what and why as well.

    This place. Wow. Everyone on a fixed term contract got their contract renewed except one. She heard through gossip. She confronted the manager. Manager got upset due to gossip.

    You know what stops gossip? Transparent and honest communication.

    So the manager lied to the staff member again to her face.

    This is only the beginning.

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  29. quirkywords
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    25 October 2021 in reply to velvetfaerie

    Velvet I agree full with that statement.

    You know what stops gossip? Transparent and honest communication;

    I find when dealing with volunteers we are seen as not the same as said people and so gossip starts. Treat people as humans and with respect and gossip ends.

    Wail. That doctor sounds great . Years ago when I had pneumonia on all my records it had manic depression but it had nothing to do with my pneumonia, I felt i was always judged.

    . I hoped people had changed. I hope that doctor is the rule but maybe he is the exception.

    If your group is supportive it seems a little hard for you to miss two meetings. You had a perfectly reasonable reason.

    Big wave to everyone, I wish there was a magic cure for excessive tirednes.

  30. velvetfaerie
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    26 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Volunteers are vital to many organisations who do good things. I've been a volunteer many times over the years for many places. If there was gossip I didn't notice haha.

    Thing is at my work the so called gossip isn't gossip, it's fact. The girl who carries that area, works super hard while injured and does work back some days and doesn't get paid for it, while her 2 line managers do nothing. I mean nothing. Personal things. Playing on phones. Chatting. They threw the hard worker under the bus and haven't told her officially yet. They'll wait until the legal time frame which happens to fall 1 week before Christmas.

    I am truly disgusted in my employer for this culture. It's a boys club. It's a toffy nosed arrogant place. Its circling the drain thanks to these attitudes. It's downhill from parliament literally and figuratively hahaha. It's already been dragged through the media. The executives making the workers pay for their exorbitant salaries and perks.

    Anyway I'm almost awake. Hehe.

    Society is circling the drain. It's gonna get worse.

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