melly2210

Joined: 07/16/2010
My Story:
Well, it's high time to update this thing, so here goes.

Approximately 3 years ago, I began a venture into the Mental Health system. What started as dysthemia and generalized anxiety order progressed to a diagnosis of major depression, then bipolar 2. With it came the return of the epilepsy I suffered from as a child. Then came the PTSD diagnosis on top of the bipolar. Most recently, they've added a Borderline Personality Disorder and non-specific dissociative disorder diagnosis to the Bipolar, Anxiety and PTSD issues. The last set of diagnosis more or less explained a lot.

As I've fought for Social Security (still doing that) I've had to learn to do much on my own with only a psychiatrist to help. Anything I have learned or accomplished came from various resources ranging from books, articles and workbooks to support communities. But most of all, I think my path to recovery has been simpler because I've accepted my diagnosis as fact. Once I did, life got a little bit easier.

My life is a giant roller coaster of ups and downs and varying struggles ranging from providing for my own personal welfare to coping with my illnesses. The illnesses do NOT define who I am. They are simply another facet of my personality. Looking back is no longer an option. I can only work on today.

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Afternoon everyone Weather: hot Sleep: 2 hrs. yay Mood: Anxiety through the roof....More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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Hmmm...Is this a sudden concern and you just decided to act on it? If so, I'd call it...More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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Afternoon Weather: hot and muggy Mood: Depressed. Nothing more to say about that. ...More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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Dave, I am so very sorry about Dean passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and...More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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WOW! That is absolutely beautiful! You are very lucky to have such a beautiful place to...More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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Afternoon' Weather: Hot and steamy Sleep: Restless Mood: Depressed for no apparent...More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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Well, here's the dealio. Para transit bus picked me up and dropped me at the pcp 2 hrs...More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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Thank you, Dave. Prayers are important and I know I have a lot of support here. My posts...More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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Tingly Tuesday - daily post may contain TRIGGERS
Morning all. Weather: Bright sunny and hot Sleep: Ok I guess. Full of weird dreams ...More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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Evening Weather: Hot and finally dry Sleep: Had plenty but still feel drained Mood:...More

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
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