What am I doing here?

Approximately 2 in every 100 people experience the intense highs and lows of Bipolar Disorder. The know the joys of being unbeatable, on top of the world, and they know the crushing despair of sinking so low they don’t know how they ever felt happiness before or that they ever will again. They visit doctors, take medication, and try their best to go about their normal lives like anyone else. I am one of these people.

With my father, his sister, his brother, his mother, and her sister and father all contributing their valued genetics, I was not exactly shocked at the diagnosis. The odds were not in my favour.

Worked out well for you at least, Katniss

While the diagnosis was no shock, I still wasn’t prepared for the next year of my life. The experts and the books may spit out relevant phrases like “high energy” or “low mood” but as any sufferer would know, those words are meaningless when it comes down to it.

I decided to start this blog to write about the true experiences of this near fatal illness. I want to capture what those who write from studies could never truly understand. The courage it takes to continue, the impact of this disease on your life, the struggles and the triumphs.

I hope that people who live with Bipolar, who have loved ones that do, or that are merely interested in what’s in the mind of someone certifiably insane will find my writings entertaining, informative, and perhaps helpful as I offer advice on how to navigate both the obvious and more subtle trials of living with Bipolar. I would love to establish a caring community over time and welcome you to be a part of it.

Thank you for being part of the beginnings of my blogging experience.

16 thoughts on “What am I doing here?

  1. Your blog is off to a good start. Bi-polar runs through my family to a great extent, not only my generation, but the previous one as well….and. in-laws as well. This is a topic that I expect will have a wide following. So far, so good!

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    1. Thanks for the comment. 🙂 Mental health is a fascinating subject – for a long time I was sure I would be a psychologist. Different career path but still interested in the subject.
      I hope my blog is helpful to you and that you are able find peace with your own issues. 🙂 As I’ve told the others, if there is anything you would like me to discuss please let me know.

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  2. I’ve been diagnosed with bi-polar myself and my mother was recently diagnosed with bi-polar 2, not too, but the kind of bi-polar that instead of being “high” she got VERY angry. Her doctor thinks her father had bi-polar 2, too, instead of the schitzophrenia he was diagnosed with in the 1950’s, but he was probably schitzoaffective. Anyways, he was paranoid and could be very angry. Thank God my bipolar is very mild–I just talk incessitently when I’m high (I’ve been diagnossed with ADHD, too, which does not help). But thank God the meds help and I’m actually able to hold down a good job now. Anyway, you hang in there. There are a lot of people who are knowing what you’re going through!

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    1. Nice to meet you Ariel, and thank you for taking the time to comment. 🙂 I am familiar with Bipolar II, my father has type 2. My type is 1. I am glad you are handling yours well and I hope you enjoy my blogs 🙂 Please let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to write about.

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  3. Having dated someone who was Bipolar, I’m quite familiar with the disease and what a continued struggle it is. I think this is a great idea for a blog and will be following.

    P.S. Love the Hunger Games reference.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment and follow 🙂 I hope you enjoy my blog. If you have any suggestions, or anything you’d like me to write about please let me know as I would love to tailor my blog to suit my readers.

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      1. I think a post about what loved ones can do for their significant other suffering from Bipolar would be a very interesting read.

        I was oftentimes left grappling with so many emotions during my relationship, and never knowing exactly what I could do to help.

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      2. Absolutely 🙂 I had already planned a similar post. Perhaps, if you like, you could also write a guest blog? About what it’s liking dating someone with Bipolar from your perspective. I’m sure many Bipolar sufferers would be interested in that.

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      3. Sure, I could definitely take a stab at it. 🙂 Let me sift through my current melodrama, and I will give it some serious thought and start drafting something up.

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  4. I’m sorry to here about your disorder however value and appreciate your courage in sharing your feelings with others through your blog and I hope that in itself proves of benefit to you. As 1 in 4 people will suffer from some form of mental illness in our lives (myself recently) I think more people need to be educated to understand about it.

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    1. Thanks for being the first comment on my new blog. 🙂 I hope that you get solice from my blog and that you recover soon, or if it is a lifelong illness that it doesn’t take you long to adapt to a new way of living.
      If you have any suggestions please comment as I would love to tailor my posts to what my readers would like.

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