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mercygive

Joined: 10/26/2011
My Story:
I was diagnosed Borderline/Bipolar 16 years ago and suffered many years before and after I was diagnosed. A mental illness diagnosis was difficult for me to accept because I wanted to protect myself from undue condemnation. My diagnosis was a slap in the face. For years I lived my version of equanimity until I began to realize the true benefits of bipolar medications after a very dangerous stint of psychosis 3 years ago. I feel like a fighting bull succumbed by a matador. I'm fortunate to still have my horns. I am stable now on medications and grounded in a new philosophy.

I am blessed to be married to a supportive and loving husband of 30 plus years. My fury companions help my anxiety. I need humor, a strong spiritual life, daily routine, healthy lifestyle, medications and support of mental health communities to help me be productive and hopeful.

There, but for the grace of God, go I.

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Hi Cookie, I never get tired of watching Gone With The Wind. I love that movie and all of...More
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Debbie — Looks like you have an action packed day ahead. Good luck with your...More
A little yoga goes a long way
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Daily Check-In/Possible Triggers
Hugs for those who need them! Sleep: Meditation sounds needed Weather:...More
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Reply: Menopause/Perimenopause and Bipolar
In my late 40s, I knew I was menopausal but the estrogen tests at my doctor's office...More
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Reply: Weight and such...
I'm sending prayers your way. You can do this. Just pick a date that you want to start...More
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Reply: Coping tips
Here are just a few self-calming techniques that might help you: Physical exercise;...More
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Reply: Good morning Thursday!
Good Mornin' Sunshines Thanks Debbie and Cookie - those are good ones! More
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Reply: Is this something anyone has ever heard of?
Just to clarify. I do understand the Affordable Care Act and I don't think it is all that...More
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Reply: Is this something anyone has ever heard of?
I just want to add that 'short-term' health care plans (1 to 6 months — good...More
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Reply: Who Are You?/ just for fun
1. Mercy Hun, Dee 2. Ray 3. Moisturizer 4. Plant, headphones, lamp, CDs, family...More
A little yoga goes a long way
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