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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! Can I get a BEEP? Where is everyone? Weather: Fiery, as in hot and hideous,...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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Reply: Wed. daily bipolar post/poss. triggers
Hiyas...way late Weather: Hot and steamy with gusts of winds up to 50 mph Sleep:...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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Tummy Troules Tuesday - may contain TRIGGERS
Morning/afternoon all Sorry I haven't been around a lot. Been very, very sick. Weather:...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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Reply: To Whom It May Concern, With All The Bipolar's In ...
In my opinion... I think that you have a very closed mind about physicians and the...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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Reply: I wanna be a cat - OT
I think this kitty is going to one very happy place.

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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Reply: To Whom It May Concern, With All The Bipolar's In ...
Is the reason you are not on medications to regulate your rapid cycling because you...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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Reply: ROLL CALL....what's your theme song?
Like all of those. I've gotten hooked on the newer music over the summer with the boys...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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Reply: THREE WEEK waiting period
I really feel that if you think you need help and aren't going to be able to hold on,...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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ROLL CALL....what's your theme song?
Where did everyone go????? Dang it! WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways, what is everyone's...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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Timely Talk Thursday - daily post may contain TRIG...
Afternoon everyone.... Weather: Hot hot hot...and rain and then hot and wet Sleep:...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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