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Babus Polarus

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I am a 40 year old mother of three, who also happens suffer from Type 1 Bipolar Disorder. I learned that I was Bipolar following an involuntary hospitalization at the age of 37. I still wrestle with the idea that I am, for all intents and purposes, mentally ill. I write a blog documenting my... Full Bio
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Been a Long Time by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It's been a long time since I've done any writing, as you can tell.   I'm a firm believer that I should have something worth sharing, rather than just blithering on about w ... Read on »
Frustration by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It's been a long time since I've blogged.  I go on these hiatuses when I feel uninspired.  Lately, I've had some stuff on my mind, but have hesitated writing about it.  I c ... Read on »
Breakthrough Depression by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Earlier this week, I struggled with some breakthrough depression.  It lasted about 3 days, but in that time, it laid me pretty low.  I didn't want to get out of bed.  Were ... Read on »
Welcome 2010! by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Here we are beginning another year.  I think everyone has a sense of changed perspective at the turn of a year, nevermind the fact that nothing has really changed.  It's ju ... Read on »
Why Can't You Just Act Like You Don't Have It? by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Yesterday, I allowed my kids to have McDonalds for lunch.  It's not too very often they get to have it.  When we're out running errands and they've been exceptionally good, ... Read on »
I'm Really Irritated by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I hate it when someone takes advantage of me.  I really feel like that's what my Aunt is doing to me and my husband.  We moved in to support her financially, and to free our ... Read on »
Problem Solving When You Have "Issues" by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It's always been a little difficult to know how best to go about solving a problem in a diplomatic fashion for me.  That's really quite funny because for a long time, ... Read on »
Sometimes Good Things Happen by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Things had gotten pretty lean over here because the State has not sent me a disability payment since October.  Not a great thing to happen right before Christmas.  I've had ... Read on »
Maybe I Should Just Shut Up and Wait Sometimes by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder After yesterday's installment of my ongoing pity-party regarding my medication, I woke up this morning feeling really good.  I do have a tendency to be impatient, and it hasn' ... Read on »
Medication Blues Part 9000 by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I still have issues with my many meds.  Which I just realized I haven't taken today.  I better go do that.  Ok, I'm back.  I find I have been doing that a lot lately...forge ... Read on »
Sometimes Good Things Happen by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Things had gotten pretty lean over here because the State has not sent me a disability payment since October.  Not a great thing to happen right before Christmas.  I've had ... Read on »
Maybe I Should Just Shut Up and Wait Sometimes by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder After yesterday's installment of my ongoing pity-party regarding my medication, I woke up this morning feeling really good.  I do have a tendency to be impatient, and it ha ... Read on »
Medication Blues Part 9000 by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I still have issues with my many meds.  Which I just realized I haven't taken today.  I better go do that.  Ok, I'm back.  I find I have been doing that a lot lately...forg ... Read on »
Bipolar Hates My Friends by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I have plans to meet a good friend of mine for coffee today.  I haven't seen her since about April or May.  We talk through IM or Facebook here and there, but nothing more ... Read on »
Bipolar Parent by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder As I've mentioned before, I have three young children.  My oldest is in second grade, my middle child is in Kindergarten, and my youngest will be 4 this month.  They are al ... Read on »
On A Scale of 1-10... by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Every time I see my psychiatrist, she asks me to rate how I've been feeling on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best I can possibly feel (without being manic, I as ... Read on »
How Long Until My Brain Explodes? by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I saw Dr. Tween yesterday for my monthly follow-up.  I had experienced no appreciable difference with the addition of the Wellbutrin last month, so we are doubling the dose ... Read on »
The Holidays by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder The holidays are officially here.  Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday, but this year I am not so festive.  I am a little down because we are not in our house anymo ... Read on »
Unexpected Results by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Last week, I was unable to bear the waiting game I was playing.  I ended up sending another email to my friend, as my husband had suggested.  I said everything that I felt a ... Read on »
New Day, Same Song by Babus Polarus Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I'm sort of stuck on the same theme right now.  It's kind of hard to think about much else, at least in terms of what I am compelled to write about.  I'm not obsessing durin ... Read on »