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Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert

I'm a wife and mother, who married a man who had a good job, one who was very responsible, my soul mate. But a few years ago, he began sliding into the world of mental illness (bipolar) and it's been a learning experience, to say the least! My blog was started because I found that there really... Full Bio
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"A realm like no other" by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Just as a "postscript" to the previous post, when DH went to his Dr. appointment at 2:40 the other day....he...."felt funny" and ended up talking about back pain with the ... Read on »
"A realm like no other" by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Just as a "postscript" to the previous post, when DH went to his Dr. appointment at 2:40 the other day....he...."felt funny" and ended up talking about back pain with the Dr ... Read on »
"I need a job." by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder That's it in a nutshell. (No, not me...I've still got two of them, LOL) Tonite, DH called me and told me that his mom was at the casino near our house, along with D ... Read on »
"That Guy" is mad at my dog. by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I'm really torn up about this. My dog Kirby is 16 years old. I've had him since he was 6 weeks old. And he's not a little dog, for sure, so he's pretty elderly. He's ... Read on »
"That Mom" by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Whoa.  You would not believe the stupidity in our house in the last month or so (or maybe you would, LOL).  To explain it properly, I need to remind you that some time ag ... Read on »
"That Mom" by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Whoa.  You would not believe the stupidity in our house in the last month or so (or maybe you would, LOL).  To explain it properly, I need to remind you that some time ago i ... Read on »
"Your family has been selected...." by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health …to take part in our "Giving Tree" program for needy families." That’s a weird feeling, when you get that call….I went through the gamut of emotions—m ... Read on »
#$%&*#@##$!! Enter your own swear word here. by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder He just called me. He's at the hospital. Getting a pain reliever shot for his back. Only I know and on a good day he knows, that it's not his back that's the pro ... Read on »
$200 by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It's really not that much money, is it? Not enough for the car payment, not enough for propane....but for me it's huge. DH got paid. And instead of his incessant beggin ... Read on »
"I think it's the perfect time", he says by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder He wants to stop his meds!! He says "I hate the tiredness, I hate wondering if they're really helping, I want to be my old self again. So I think I'm going to stop takin ... Read on »
"Just charge it" by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder When DH's mom first sold her land earlier this fall, and got her $150,000 for it, she had announced that she wanted to take us "all" (DH, me, DD and DH's two brothers) on ... Read on »
"Respond, don't react." by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I had mentioned to Lorna, one of the regular readers of this blog, that I am surprised at myself for not reading up on bipolar. Usually, I read everything I can get my ha ... Read on »
"That Guy" came over today :-( by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, I've kind of skipped over a few events lately, I'll try to catch you up so you aren't stuck asking questions because I assumed you were all mind readers..... ... Read on »
"That Guy" on Vacation by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Yesterday DH got home from therapy and offered me the opportunity to ride along with him to drop off a job application (he is getting help and "motivation" from the organi ... Read on »
(I'm trying a) New Attitude by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, they're back. It was a very short respite, made even shorter by the fact that I had to work way too many hours. All I really did while they were gone was work, sle ... Read on »
(My) Pride and (possible) Prejudice by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, I'm ashamed to say it, but today I gave in to something, and I'm still not completely sure if it was the right thing to do or not. My brother, has offered to pa ... Read on »
16 hours by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder That's how long the nicotine inhaler was "awesome". Drat. One good thing did come out of it, though, I guess....or maybe two? He says he's going to try again (we'll ... Read on »
5 things I learned from my bipolar (II) spouse by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Well, it's been at least 8 years now since bipolar has reared its ugly head in my marriage. And I'd like to think that I know some things that I didn't know before....b ... Read on »
5 things I learned from my bipolar (II) spouse by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well, it's been at least 8 years now since bipolar has reared its ugly head in my marriage. And I'd like to think that I know some things that I didn't know before....but a ... Read on »
A "counting my blessings" post by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I was reading through my recent posts and I have been doing a lot of whining and a lot of "poor me". But I know that I have it good compared to many, and even ... Read on »